Voting age could be cut to 16 before next general election, says senior Tory (Evening Standard)

A historic lowering of the voting age from 18 to 16 could be enacted before the next general election, a senior Conservative predicted today.

Sir Peter Bottomley said there was “growing” support among Tory MPs for the reform, which is currently opposed by Theresa May’s Government. “It’s a question of when rather than whether it is going to happen,” the former minister told the Standard.

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