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Latest news from the Boundary Commission

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has issued the following press releases: Political map of Brent set to change Political map of Wiltshire set to change Political map of Hillingdon set to change Political map of Ealing set to change

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The Tories should trust young people

Electoral Reform Society: 16–year–olds are deemed mature enough to join the army, pay taxes, get married with parental consent and even have relationships that could lead to parenthood. And yet time and again I am told my friends are “not mature enough to vote”.

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Scotland shows that votes at 16 works

Electoral Reform Society: Arguments for and against votes at 16 are often highly subjective. For some time there has been a suspicion that 16– and 17–year–olds are too young to be trusted to vote sensibly – or indeed that they are not interested in securing the vote.

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Citizens’ Juries could become the core of a revived local democracy

Electoral Reform Society: Deliberative forms of democracy are certainly coming into fashion. From the Irish Citizens’ Assembly that led to the historic repeal of their constitutional ban of abortion, to that which informed the Health and Social Care Committee’s recent report on future funding options, the government is looking to citizens to solve otherwise intractable issues.

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