UK Youth Parliament

Votes at 16 – an idea that made its case

First published on Progressonline in the Young progressives column

Following the UK Youth Parliament’s both historic and impressive performance in the House of Commons two weeks ago, the prime minister was asked if he supported lowering the voting age to 16. To my surprise, he pledged his support for the policy but said yet more consultation was needed.

Following the UK Youth Parliament’s both historic and impressive performance in the House of Commons two weeks ago, the prime minister was asked if he supported lowering the voting age to 16. To my surprise, he pledged his support for the policy but said yet more consultation was needed. (more…)

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