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VOTES AT 16

EDM (Early Day Motion) 801: tabled on 19 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 111 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that the time is right to lower the voting age to 16; recognises that at 16 and 17 young people's lives are as rich and varied as at any other age, that they have considerable responsibilities that routinely involve making complex decisions and that are unrecognised in their current democratic rights, that many youth-led organisations have been campaigning for the voting age to be reduced, and that lowering the voting age could play a huge role in helping young people feel more connected with political processes which would strengthen local and national democracy and is the next logical extension for citizenship education; and calls on the Government to use the Electoral Administration Bill to legislate to lower the voting age to 16 for all public elections in the UK.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Lewes
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Buckingham
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2005
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2005
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Eltham
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 28 October 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Denton and Reddish
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2005
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Cheadle
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Swansea East
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Houghton and Washington East
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 October 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Leeds North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2005
Moray
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2005
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2005
Banff and Buchan
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Milton Keynes South West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Stourbridge
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 October 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 October 2005
Perth and North Perthshire

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.