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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Lord Mann 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

All votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Mann voted against proportional representation for electing MPs and against reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Lord Mann 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: Lord Mann 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: Lord Mann voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections to 16 from 18. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Lord Mann 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: Lord Mann voted in favour of considering a Parliamentary Bill to reduce the voting age to 16 Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: Lord Mann voted no on Young People and Democracy Show vote

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