13 October 2015

The Compelling Case for Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds the Vote in the EU Referendum

Just as last year's referendum on Scottish independence had huge implications for Scotland's young people, so too the looming referendum on EU exit would fundamentally change our country for years to come and deeply impact on young people, especially on their job prospects... Liberal Democrat policy has long been to allow votes at 16 in all elections. After all a 16-year-old in Britain can get married, pay tax and join the army, so why on earth should they not be allowed to take part in the democratic process, especially when it involves a decision that greatly affects them?

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