POLL: Should the voting age be lowered to 16-years-old?

By Liam Keen | Polls | Published:

It's been 50 years since the voting age in the UK was lowered from 21 to 18 and a number of people have been asking for it to be lowered even further.

Should the voting age be lowered to 16-years-old?

Harold Wilson's government changed the law in 1969, giving a new generation the chance to vote and allow youngsters to have their say on the government earlier in life.

As part of his general election campaign in 2015, Labour's Ed Miliband was an advocate of lowering the voting age and giving 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote.

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Since he lost that election, the Tories have refrained from promising the same changes, meaning millions of teens will have to wait until they're 18 to vote.

Five decades on, should the voting age be lowered again?

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.


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