Votes at 16
David Cameron is facing fresh accusations of ‘arrogance’ after it emerged the Government is set to kill off plans to give
By extending the vote to this often left-behind age group, we let them know that their voices matter, that they can and do have a role in sowing the seeds of political change. Coupled with a strong curriculum of citizenship lessons in schools, votes for 16- and 17-year-olds has the potential to instil in them a lifetime of political engagement and participation.
If you still disagree with votes at 16, I dare you to label my peers and I as childish as we assemble and organise ourselves. In your conviction you won't be aware of the campaign's success until we are queuing up outside the polling station with you.
The five things you need to know on Thursday July 16, 2015... 1) SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND When John Humphrys said this morning
Votes for 16 and 17 year olds took a major step closer tonight after the House of Lords backed the change. Labour and Lib
David Cameron’s refusal to give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds is facing a fresh test under a new plan to extend the franchise
I have a confession: I once was a Tory supporter. Or at least, I thought I was. This is going back a decade, when I was in my early teens and just beginning to pay attention to the world outside my own life.
Opponents of Europe and defenders of the status quo alike will seek to keep this issue out of the hands of young people. But if this referendum is to truly settle the question of Europe for our generation, they must be enfranchised.
Political parties are right to worry that young people are marginalised. Representation, however, is a two-way street. If we want to rebuild the connection between young people and political institutions, institutions and the policy makers within them must wake up to their burden of responsibility to represent young citizens...
Politicians are beginning to wake up to the fact that they can no longer silence the younger generations. For far too long young people in our country have been taken for granted with a view that they are not passionate, engaged or informed enough to shape it and its future.