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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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Peter Aldous almost always 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: Peter Aldous voted against proportional representation for electing MPs and against reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Peter Aldous voted against allowing those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: Peter Aldous was absent for a vote on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 10 — Entitlement to Vote at Local Government Elections Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Peter Aldous voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Peter Aldous 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

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For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see our page about voting information on TheyWorkForYou.

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