Government 'out of step' over voting age, says AoC

The debate over whether to allow 16-year-olds to vote reignited today after a government minister refused to countenance such a move.

The government is “out of step” with public opinion for refusing to consider reducing the voting age from 18 to 16, according to David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC). He was responding to comments made by David Lidington, minister for the cabinet office, earlier today.

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Tom Mauchline