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Voting Rights: Young People

Question for Deputy Prime Minister

UIN 210077, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds for the next UK General Election.

Answered on

16 October 2014

There is no consensus across Government on this issue and there are no plans to legislate to extend the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds before the next UK General Election.

Answered by

Deputy Prime Minister
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