Just in case others are interested too, here are the slides from a presentation I gave today on the pros and cons of lowering the minimum age for voting in UK-wide elections to 16... should-we-lower-the-voting-age-august-2021Download
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On 9th June I gave a presentation (as a VTalk) for Speakers for Schools on whether the minimum voting age in UK-wide elections and referendums should be lowered to 16. Here are the slides... Speakers for Schools Presentation on Voting Age (9th June 2020) And here is a link to the talk itself... Julian Jessop … Continue reading Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Earlier this month I spoke at a conference for sixth formers on the pros and cons of lowering the voting age. Other panellists included the local Labour MP and a representative of the Electoral Reform Society, both of whom argued in favour of voting at 16. In contrast, I believe we should stick at 18, … Continue reading Should the voting age be lowered to 16?