Voting Rights: Young People

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of extending the franchise in all elections to 16 and 17 year olds on voter turnout.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Government Whip, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Turnout is affected by a wide range of factors and cannot therefore be forecast with any degree of accuracy.

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