Young representatives from across the UK will be questioning two Government Ministers as part of their inquiry into mental health, focussing on awareness, education and the current services on offer for young people. Seeing is believing - the proceeding are broadcast live on BBC Democracy Live with the Ministers appearing on BBC Parliament from 4pm-5pm.
The British Youth Council and Votes at 16 Coalition are disappointed to see the Government have denied 16 and 17 year olds a vote in the “In Out” EU Referendum due to be taken in 2017. The vote follows our sustained campaign which calls on the Government to change its mind and allow the voting age to be lowered in what is set to be a historical vote.
Members of Scottish Parliament have today granted 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in Scottish Parliamentary elections and Scottish Council elections. The British Youth Council and Votes at 16 Coalition welcomes the unanimous support for the voice of 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland and calls on the UK Government to follow suit and allow young people’s voice to be heard in the Westminster franchise.
The Youth Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into mental health, focussing on awarness, education and the current services on offer for young people. The Committee will be holding its first oral evidence session in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House on Friday 26th June 2015. The session due to be broadcast live on BBC Democracy Live.
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