In section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (local government electors), in subsection (1)(d) for “18” substitute “16””—(Liz McInnes.)
This Clause would re-instate the provision in the Bill, as brought from the Lords, allowing votes for 16- and 17-year olds in local government elections.
Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.
The House divided:
Ayes 197, Noes 289.