Voting Rights: Young People

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Iain McKenzie Iain McKenzie Labour, Inverclyde

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds for the next UK General Election.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There is no consensus across Government on this issue and there are no plans to legislate to extend the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds before the next UK General Election.

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