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VOTING AGE AND 16-YEAR-OLDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1472: tabled on 12 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 commemorates the 40th anniversary on 12 May 2009 of the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 years; notes that in the eyes of the law young people aged 16 years can take on full-time jobs, pay taxes and become sexually active; further notes that a recent report by the Electoral Reform Society shows that polling of 16 and 17 year-olds consistently shows that a majority want the voting age lowered to 16 years; and urges the Government to lower the voting age to 16 years to ensure young people's rights reflect their responsibilities.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Lewes
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Gordon
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Livingston
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 May 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Thurrock
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Halifax
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

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.