Cross-party push for votes at 16 and 17

On 11 May, a private members bill to extend the voting age for 16- and 17-year-olds in parliamentary and other elections will have its second reading in the Commons. This is the result of a cross-party effort to engage more young people in our democracy and, with support from all parties, it’s clear there is now a real appetite for reform. That is because we are facing a fundamental inequity of rights in this country.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/27/cross-party-push-for-votes-at-16-and-17

Tom Mauchline