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EU REFERENDUM VOTING AGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 39: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to vote in any upcoming referendum on the UK’s relationship with Europe; recognises that teenagers have a clear interest in whether or not we stay in the EU and that the future of the EU is vital to young people’s job prospects, livelihood and travel plans and that their voices must be heard; further notes the evidence that young people are more likely to vote and participate in democracy if they do so from an early age; further believes that the side of history lies with those who widen the electoral franchise rather than restrict it; and therefore calls on the Government to build on the precedent of the 2014 Scottish referendum and commit to 16 and 17 year olds being allowed to vote in any future referendum on Europe.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Ms Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2015
Sheffield Central
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Bristol West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
North Tyneside
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Ealing Central and Acton
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2015
Bradford East
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2015
Aberavon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 June 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 May 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Slough
Madders, Justin
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2015
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2015
Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
City of Chester
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 May 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
St Helens North
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Onn, Melanie
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Great Grimsby
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Edinburgh East
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Cardiff Central
Thomas-Symonds, Nick
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Torfaen
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.