A dynamic group of 30 young people who will lead and champion the Votes at 16 campaign in 15 targeted constituencies across the UK. Their three main objectives include; leading and informing important information about the campaign, engaging with fellow young people and decision makers and building support and encouraging the members of the public to get involved.
Why Votes at 16?
With 16 and 17 year olds being able to vote in Welsh and Scottish devolved and local elections, and support from the Northern Ireland Assembly and across the British public, the case for Votes at 16 has never been stronger. In fact, there is now inequality across the UK on the basis of voting age.
Who supports Votes at 16?
The Labour Party, the SNP, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party, the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland and Sinn Féin all support voting at 16 for all elections. The Conservative Party does not, however the “Father of the House” Sir Peter Bottomley, as well as other senior figures in the party do support the measure.
What are we asking for?
The Votes at 16 campaign is asking for equal voting rights across the whole of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland for all 16 and 17 year olds. See below to learn how current research supports this as a way to strengthen our democracy.
The Votes at 16 Coalition
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