Giving 16 year olds the vote

Enfield Liberal Democrats full support giving 16 and 17 year old people the vote, as does our candidate, Pippa Morgan. 


Responding to Theresa May ruling out giving 16-year-olds the vote today on Westminster Hour, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said:

"Theresa May is robbing young people of future opportunities through her damaging hard Brexit agenda, it's no surprise she is now refusing to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote.

"Young people have the largest stake in our future, they deserve a say over what happens next.

"The evidence is clear that voting at sixteen gets people into the habit of voting early and increases turnout in the long-term.

"The Liberal Democrats believe everyone, including 16 and 17-year-olds, should have the final say on Brexit with the option to stay in if they don't like the deal on offer."

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