Campaigners call for voting age to be lowered to 16 across all of the UK

By Laura Sharman | 01 June 2020

The right to vote should be extended to include 16- and 17-year-olds in England, campaigners have said today.

The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) said not allowing young people to vote in England is a 'constitutional injustice'.

From today, 16- and 17-year-olds will be allowed to vote in Wales for Senedd elections.

A spokesperson for the ERS said: 'Westminster now looks increasingly isolated for barring the UK’s nearly-1.5m 16 and 17 year olds from picking their MP.

'16- and 17-year-olds can already vote in Scotland for all non-Westminster elections. A fairer franchise for the whole UK is now a matter of when, not if.'

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