Theresa May

Conservative MP for Maidenhead

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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.

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Theresa May generally voted against 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.

All votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Theresa May 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: Theresa May voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Theresa May voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Theresa May voted against allowing 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: Theresa May voted against considering a Parliamentary Bill to reduce the voting age to 16 Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Young People and Democracy Show vote

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