Elizabeth Truss

Former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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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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Elizabeth Truss generally voted against a lower voting age

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Major votes

  • On 17 Jan 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Elections Bill — New Clause 1 — Voting From Age 16 in Parliamentary Elections Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Elizabeth Truss 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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