New Clause 1 - Voting from age 16 in parliamentary elections

Elections Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 17th January 2022.

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  • Division number 160
    A majority of MPs voted against adding a new Clause that would lower the voting age to 16 in UK parliamentary elections.

“In section 1(1)(d) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (definition of voting age for parliamentary elections), for “18” substitute “16”.”—(Alex Norris.)

This new clause would lower the voting age to 16 in UK parliamentary elections.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 160 Elections Bill — New Clause 1 - Voting from age 16 in parliamentary elections

A majority of MPs voted against adding a new Clause that would lower the voting age to 16 in UK parliamentary elections.

Aye: 236 MPs

No: 326 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Abstained: 1 MP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 236, Noes 327.

Question accordingly negatived.