Parliament makes history by supporting the lowering of the voting age to 16

January 24, 2013 2:08 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
"Today Parliament made history by supporting my motion to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote.

"The debate was followed by young people up and down the country - I believe my twitter account nearly crashed with messages of support from all sections of society.

"We must now see action from the Government: the House of Commons has expressed its view and it must be heard. I have introduced a bill to put this motion into law and I call on the Government to give it a fair hearing."