Campaign for Votes at 16


Sometime before the end of 2017 there will be a referendum to decide whether or not the UK stays in the EU.

Regardless of where you sit in the debate, it's obvious that the referendum will affect the futures of 16 and 17 year-olds, so what better time to reduce the voting age to 16?

Councillor Claire Thomas said "Currently 16 year-olds can join the army, get married and pay income tax, but they are not allowed to vote. 

Hull's Young People's Parliament recently supported reducing the voting age to 16, which was supported by most of the City’s councillors.

Many young people have strong views about politics, and I have spoken with many who have expressed those views eloquently and persuasively. They have a right to be heard."

Unfortunately the Government has said it isn’t planning to allow 16 year-olds the right to vote.

Lib Dem councillors in Hull will be campaigning for the voices of young people to be heard.

You can show your support for votes at 16 by visiting http://change.libdems.org.uk/votes-for-16-year-olds and signing the petition today.


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