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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:40 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove 4:40 pm, 29th October 2019

I put forward a private Member’s Bill to try to extend the franchise. Does the hon. Lady not agree that if we start to put up arbitrary barriers and set tests for 16 and 17-year-olds, we should set the same tests for other age groups? If she set a maturity test for 16-year-olds, I can bet her that the Prime Minister would not pass it.