Electoral Reform

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:32 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 10:32 pm, 8th June 2020

My hon. Friend is giving an incredibly powerful speech, at an important time in our democracy. I used to be a teacher and I can say from experience that 16 and 17-year-olds are just as capable of understanding the complexities of the political landscape as anyone else and quite often ask very insightful questions. From her experience as a Scottish MP, does she agree that it is time England followed suit and gave 16 and 17-year-olds the vote?