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VOTING AGE 16

EDM (Early Day Motion) 494: tabled on 07 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 the contribution to society made by 16 and 17 year olds which is currently unrecognised in respect of their democratic rights and 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 people engage with the political process, in establishing and embedding good voting behaviour for future, and would make citizenship lessons in school all the more relevant; and therefore calls on the Government 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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
York Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2014
Worthing West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 11 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Cheadle
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 November 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Coventry North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Glenrothes
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2014
Torbay
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2014
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2014
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.