Alistair Carmichael

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

@amcarmichaelMP https://facebook.com/AlistairForOrkneyandShetland

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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Alistair Carmichael consistently voted for a lower voting age

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Major votes

  • On 17 Jan 2022: Alistair Carmichael voted to reduce the voting age to 16 for UK Parliamentary elections. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Alistair Carmichael voted for proportional representation for electing MPs and for reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Alistair Carmichael 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: Alistair Carmichael voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections from 18 to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Alistair Carmichael voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections to 16 from 18. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Alistair Carmichael 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: Alistair Carmichael voted in favour of considering a Parliamentary Bill to reduce the voting age to 16 Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 9 Mar 2004: Alistair Carmichael voted yes on Young People and Democracy Show vote

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