Cross-party letter to FE Principals


Dear Principal,

Further to our correspondence earlier this year, we are writing to you to thank you for your help and support in raising the profile of the Fair.Vote campaign and our cross party Bill to lower the voting age to 16.

Many conversations about civic engagement and democracy have taken place across colleges and constituencies across the country and it is fantastic to see so many staff and students get involved in our campaign.

We are starting to see an increasing number of MPs from all parties supporting this campaign as illustrated by the successful photocall we had in Parliament and the conversations we’ve been having with MPs.

We will be planning future activity in partnership with AoC over the summer to continue our efforts in the autumn term when colleges and Parliament return from the break. We would welcome your continued support in helping us to raise the profile of this issue through a series of activities we will issue over coming months. This campaign will be a slow burning one which will take time to gather pace, but we remain confident that it is simply a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’.

Wishing you a pleasant summer break.

Yours sincerely, 

Peter Kyle MP

Hove and Portslade Labour

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

Conservative Member of Parliament for Loughborough 

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk



Tom Mauchline