House of Commons
LOWERING THE VOTING AGE TO 16
EDM #45
Tabled 26 June 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that 16 year olds can enter into marriage and civil partnerships, pay income tax and national insurance, obtain social security benefits in their own right, become a company director, consent to medical treatment, and join the armed forces, a political party or a trade union; believes that young people should be given the chance to fulfil their potential and play a full part in society, including through political engagement and participation in democratic decision-making; notes that the voting age is 16 in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Scotland; further notes that the Wales Act 2017 provides the Welsh Assembly with the power to lower the voting age for its elections; considers that, as part of the first generation to receive citizenship education, the UK's 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are as knowledgeable and competent to vote as other young adults; and calls on the Government to give 16 and 17 year olds a say in their long-term future by legislating to reduce the voting age to 16 for all national and local elections and referendums at the earliest possible opportunity.

Signatures (96)

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.
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
29 June 2017
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
27 June 2017
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
28 June 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
28 June 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
10 July 2017
Carden, Dan
Labour
11 July 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Coyle, Neil
Labour
03 July 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
20 July 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Cryer, John
Labour
18 July 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
27 June 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
29 June 2017
Drew, Dr David
Labour
29 June 2017
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
05 July 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
27 June 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2017
Field, Frank
Labour
29 June 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
28 June 2017
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
28 June 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
29 June 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
05 July 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
11 September 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
12 July 2017
Hanson, David
Labour
27 June 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
12 October 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
27 November 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
29 June 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Hollern, Kate
Labour
03 July 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
27 June 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 July 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2017
Killen, Gerard
Labour
10 July 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
29 June 2017
Kyle, Peter
Labour
29 June 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
28 June 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
29 June 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
28 June 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
03 July 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 October 2017
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
27 June 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
McGinn, Conor
Labour
18 July 2017
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
18 July 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
29 June 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
27 June 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
05 July 2017
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
28 June 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
17 July 2017
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
17 July 2017
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Owen, Albert
Labour
27 June 2017
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
06 July 2017
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
11 July 2017
Platt, Jo
Labour
27 June 2017
Pollard, Luke
Labour
28 June 2017
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
05 July 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
04 July 2017
Russell-Moyle, Mr Lloyd
Labour
27 June 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 July 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
27 June 2017
Smith, Laura
Labour
27 June 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
27 June 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
27 June 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
28 June 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Timms, Stephen
Labour
28 June 2017
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
17 July 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
29 June 2017
West, Catherine
Labour
04 July 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
04 July 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
27 June 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
03 July 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion