Tagged as 16-17-year-olds

With cross-party support, we can secure a fair franchise for young people

Today MPs will debate a bill which could step our democracy up a gear. Dr Peter Kyle’s Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement) Bill would extend the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds. But whereas many bills brought to the House by opposition members are destined to fail, this one just might be different. The reason is the impressive list […]

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Votes at 16 blocked by Government in ‘corrupt and unfair filibuster’

A fresh push to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 has been blocked amid accusations of a “corrupt and unfair” filibuster by the Government. Labour MP Peter Kyle’s Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement) Bill, which aims to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in elections and referendums, was talked out after Tory […]

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