UK Youth Parliament

No Taxation Without Representation - 16 Year Olds Deserve a Vote

Owen Winter | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

Now that the general election is behind us, politicians and pundits are setting their sights on the upcoming referendum on the EU. Referenda are not a common occurrence in Britain, since 1973 there have only been two national referenda. This time, there has been a collective cry from 16 and 17 year olds who want the chance to vote on Britain's EU membership... It is no surprise that young people feel disaffected when they have no say in who represents them.