Equality News Update: Calls for young people to take part in UK elections

A Scottish MP is calling for 16 and 17 years olds to be allowed to vote in UK General Elections.

At the moment, they can take part in all Scottish elections, and over a-hundred-thousand’re believed to have voted in the 2014 independence referendum.

Danielle Rowley MP led a Westminster Hall debate on the issue last week and claims most MP’s would back her call.

The Midlothian representative said: “When I first entered this place following the election in June, it was not my first time in the Chamber.

“In fact, I first sat on the green Benches in October 2009.

“I came here as part of a Youth Parliament delegation, debating the issues of the day and calling on Members to lower the voting age to 16.

“I have not stopped campaigning on the issue since.
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https://www.kingdomfm.co.uk/news/local-news/scottish-labour-mp-calls-on-16-and-17-year-olds-to-be-allowed-to-participate-in-uk-elections/

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