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Reducing The Voting Age To 16

EDM number 1139 in 2003-04, proposed by Valerie Davey on 06/05/2004.

That this House rejects the recommendation in the Electoral Commission's Report against lowering the voting age to 16; welcomes the work of the Votes at 16 campaign; believes that young people under 18 who are deemed by law to be old enough to pay income tax, marry, enrol in the armed forces and make choices about education, training or employment should have the right to vote; recognises that many 16 to 18 year olds make a valuable contribution to society; and wants to encourage their active citizenship by extending to them the franchise.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Valerie Davey06/05/2004Bristol WestLabourProposed
Julie Morgan06/05/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed06/05/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Judy Mallaber06/05/2004Amber ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/05/2004GowerLabourSigned
David Chaytor06/05/2004Bury NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/05/2004BurtonLabourSigned
David Borrow06/05/2004South RibbleLabourSigned
David Marshall10/05/2004Glasgow, ShettlestonLabourSigned
David Drew10/05/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew George10/05/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock10/05/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams10/05/2004CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Huw Edwards11/05/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Brian Cotter11/05/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/05/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Holmes11/05/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond11/05/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Angus Robertson11/05/2004MorayScottish National PartySigned
David Lepper11/05/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jane Griffiths12/05/2004Reading EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/05/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing12/05/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Annette Brooke12/05/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake12/05/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden12/05/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones12/05/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Sawford12/05/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock12/05/2004Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Albert Owen13/05/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Chris Bryant13/05/2004RhonddaLabourSigned
Richard Burden13/05/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/05/2004BridgendLabourSigned
John Battle13/05/2004Leeds WestLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/05/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett17/05/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge17/05/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell16/09/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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