Here at Researching Reform, we’re big advocates of little people and we believe that in the twenty-first century children should be seen and heard and that includes lowering the voting age to 16. (Currently you have to be 18 or over to vote).
And today in the House of Commons, Members of Parliament will be debating just that, and you can catch all the action live on Parliament TV which should start buzzing into action at around 11.15am this morning.
The debate was spurred into action by Stephen Williams last year, which was discussed with the Backbench Business Committee, who are able to decide which topics can be debated in the House, time and space willing.
The Motion states, “That this House believes that the age of eligibility for voting in all elections and referenda in the United Kingdom should be reduced to 16.”
So, what do you think? Should the voting age be lowered?