New Clause 10 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 7th December 2015.

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  • Division number 142
    A majority of MPs voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.

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.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 197, Noes 289.

Division number 142 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 10 — Entitlement to Vote at Local Government Elections

A majority of MPs voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.

Aye: 197 MPs

No: 289 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 160 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.