Voting Rights: Young People

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Labour, Weaver Vale

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in England.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government was elected on a manifesto commitment to retain the current franchise at 18 and therefore has not made an assessment of the merits of extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in England.

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