Blogs and news about lowering the voting age to 16.
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
British Youth Council calls on young people to “Lobbatweet” their MPs now. Pressure is mounting on David Cameron and the Government to allow 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in the “In Out” EU Referendum. Harriet Harman MP, Leader of the Opposition, used Prime Ministers Question time to call for votes at
16 and 17 year olds must take part in EU Referendum. In reaction to the publication of the EU Referendum Bill this morning the British Youth Council reminds the Government of its call for 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the “In Out” EU Referendum set to be taken in 2017. The British
Just before Parliament was dissolved last week, the British Youth Council (BYC) received the formal response of the Government to its Youth Select Committee report – “Lowering the Voting Age to 16”. The full response was in a letter from Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for the Constitution. The original youth-led enquiry took place last year
Conservatives more popular than UKIP and the Green Party with those too young to vote at 16 and 17, yet this is the one remaining major party that continues to oppose their right to vote. Britain’s 16 and 17 year olds don’t have the right to vote at this General Election but if they did
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee have called for the Government to introduce a free vote and debate in the House of Commons on whether 16 and 17 year olds to vote in all public elections. This follows submitted evidence earlier this year by The British Youth Council and the Youth Select Committee Votes at 16 report. Thisnew report concludes that major changes to voting