John Healey

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne


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

John Healey 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

Key votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: John Healey was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: John Healey was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum — Those Aged Sixteen and Seventeen Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: John Healey voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections from 18 to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: John Healey 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: John Healey voted to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2005: John Healey was absent for a vote on Representation of the People (Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: John Healey voted no on Young People and Democracy Show vote

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