Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
9th December 2014

Party leader Ed Miliband has said if the next government is Labour, the law will be changed so 16 and 17-year-olds can take part in elections from May 2016.

He has promised to introduce the legislation in the first session of the next parliament to give the vote to 1.5million young people in time for elections the following year, including the London mayoral elections.

Mita Desai, Chair of Trustees for the British Youth Council, and Yasmin Rufo, Votes at 16 campaigner, discuss. 

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