Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

@HackneyAbbott https://facebook.com/Dianeabbott

Voting Age

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the voting age from eighteen to sixteen for local government elections, for elections to the Westminster and European Parliaments and for the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

Photo: Paul Albertella

Diane Abbott generally voted for a lower voting age

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Diane Abbott voted to allow those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: Diane Abbott voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections from 18 to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 20 — Entitlement to Vote in Local Government Elections at 16 Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Allowing Those Aged 16 and 17 to Vote in the Referendum Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2005: Diane Abbott voted in favour of considering a Parliamentary Bill to reduce the voting age to 16 Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: Diane Abbott voted no on Young People and Democracy Show vote

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