Votes at 16

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Name: Votes at 16
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

CRC@25: When are you old enough to exercise your right to vote?

However you feel about the result of the Scottish referendum, it marked an historic moment for young people in the United Kingdom. Although more than 10 countries from Nicaragua to Norway currently give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote, the referendum ... [Published PressReleasePoint - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Over 100 young people expected at County Hall

to 'make their mark'YOUNG PEOPLE from 23 areas in the North West will meet in Preston to debate issues of concern at a convention for members of the UK youth parliament (UKYP) and district youth councils.The convention is being organised by the British ... [Published Q Local Southport - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Should 16-year-olds get to vote in the next election?

Miliband promises to lower voting age, but opponents say 16-year-olds 'don't have the same stake in society' Talking Point Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:38am Ed Miliband has reiterated his commitment to lowering the voting age to 16 if his party ... [Published The First Post: Latest - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

NUS responds to Labour announcement on votes at 16

Back to newsTuesday 23 September 2014 NUS NewsThe National Union of Students (NUS) today welcomed news that a Labour government would lower the voting age to 16.Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, reaffirmed his commitment to the policy during his ... [Published NUS.org.uk - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

U.K.'s Labour Pledges Votes at 16 After Scottish Poll - Bloomberg

U.K.'s Labour Pledges Votes at 16 After Scottish Poll Bloomberg U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband promised to grant the vote to 16-year-olds if he wins the next election as he seeks to prevent the fallout from the Scottish referendum ... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish referendum results: Huge turnout bolsters case for voting at 16

The enthusiasm with which Scottish teenagers seized their chance to vote in the referendum is proof that the voting age should be lowered to 16 across the UK, Wales’s First Minister argued yesterday. About 100,000 under-18s – 80 per cent of the eligible ... [Published The Independent - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Alex Salmond and Jim Murphy unite in praise for teenage voter turnout

Within hours of the polls closing in Scotland's hard-fought referendum, both first minister Alex Salmond and a key Labour rival, Jim Murphy, expressed delight at the unprecedented involvement of 16 and 17-year-olds and called on Westminster to extend ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Ealing looking to make its mark in national poll of a million young people

The Great Debate: MYPs pose in the chamber before going live on TV in NovemberFirst published in News by Staff ReporterA MEMBER of the UK Youth Parliament, from Ealing, is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation ... [Published This is Local London - Sep 18 2014]

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"If we as young people are loud enough, people will listen; and with 1 million ballots targeted, Make Your Mark will certainly make a difference."
"But the best argument against the child franchise is physiological" says West. "The human brain does not finish maturing until the mid-20s," and so he argues that the voting age should in fact be raised, not lowered
"At a time when people feel that politics isn't relevant to them, young people need to be encouraged to take part in democracy, not kept out from it."
A spokesman for the campaign group Votes at 16 said: "It is impossible to justify the automatic and blanket exclusion of 16- and 17-year-olds from the rightright to vote because, at 16, the law allows a person to do a number of things such as get married, join the armed forces or give full consent to medical treatment."

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NUS responds to Labour announcement on votes at 16 [Published NUS.org.uk - Sep 23 2014]
U.K.'s Labour Pledges Votes at 16 After Scottis... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Sep 23 2014]
Scottish referendum results: Huge turnout bolst... [Published The Independent - Sep 19 2014]
Alex Salmond and Jim Murphy unite in praise for... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
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