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Votes At 16 In The EU Referendum

EDM number 31 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 27/05/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Electoral franchise and EU law and treaties.

That this House believes that the voting age for the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU should be 16; notes that many youth-led organisations such as the British Youth Council are campaigning for this on its own merits and as an investment in the future of our democracy; considers that the EU referendum is materially different to a general election and that different voter eligibility rules should apply because the outcome cannot simply be reversed at the next election, because it will have a huge impact on young people’s futures, because 16 and 17 year olds can already work, pay taxes, join the armed forces and start a family, and because, when given the vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, young people engaged strongly, intelligently and responsibly with the debate and an estimated 75 per cent of them turned out to vote; further believes that the only fair and inclusive approach to this historic, single issue and long-term decision is for 16 and 17 year olds to have a say; politely suggests that any hon. Members who do not think 16 and 17 year olds are either ready for such a responsibility or interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU should spend more time speaking to young people in their constituencies; and calls on the Government to legislate to allow 16 and 17 year olds a vote in the EU referendum.

This motion has been signed by a total of 65 MPs.

Caroline Lucas27/05/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Jonathan Edwards27/05/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Angus MacNeil27/05/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
John Pugh27/05/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSeconded
Hywel Williams27/05/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts27/05/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Paul Flynn27/05/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley27/05/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Chris Law28/05/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier28/05/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan28/05/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Callum McCaig28/05/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady28/05/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford28/05/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell28/05/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Natalie McGarry28/05/2015Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan01/06/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alison Thewliss01/06/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie01/06/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Tom Brake01/06/2015Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland01/06/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Day01/06/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams01/06/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Douglas Chapman01/06/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford02/06/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock02/06/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/06/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Michael Weir02/06/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson02/06/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry02/06/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell02/06/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens02/06/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Nick Thomas-Symonds02/06/2015TorfaenLabourSigned
Kirsty Blackman02/06/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard02/06/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell03/06/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara03/06/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley03/06/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell03/06/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff03/06/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Tim Farron03/06/2015Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tasmina Sheikh03/06/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Thangam Debbonaire03/06/2015Bristol WestLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/06/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Lavery03/06/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
David Anderson04/06/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Angela Rayner04/06/2015Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/06/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman08/06/2015DarlingtonLabourSigned
Alex Salmond08/06/2015Signed
Richard Arkless08/06/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/06/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Imran Hussain09/06/2015Bradford EastLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins09/06/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Helen Hayes10/06/2015Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart11/06/2015SloughLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael16/06/2015Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Rachael Maskell16/06/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Neil Gray22/06/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands23/06/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi02/07/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron06/07/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper13/07/2015West LancashireLabourSigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Clive Betts03/11/2015Sheffield South EastLabourSigned

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