Votes for 16s could rescue the Conservative Party

Having the ability to vote for a political party is never as simple as it may seem. It is representative of a societal acceptance, a power, a voice. Throughout history, the fight for suffrage has spanned multiple cultures across the world. Whether it’s the 15th Amendment granting the vote to former slaves in the USA or the 1918 Representation of the People Act which gave women the vote, the mandate is an imperative requirement to have efficient democracy. Nonetheless, why are 16-year-olds (of which I am one) yet to be given the chance to express their views?

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Tom Mauchline