16 and 17 Year Olds Should Have the Vote

16 and 17 Year Olds Talking

We think that it is essential that 16 and 17 year olds have the right to vote. People over 16 can join the armed services, pay taxes and get married, so why can’t they take part in decisions on their future?

The Liberal Democrats Manifesto commits us to fighting for “better democracy with a fair voting system in local government and at Westminster and votes at 16” and says we will “Introduce votes at age 16 for elections and referendums across the UK, and make it easier to register to vote in schools and colleges.”

If you want to know more about this and other Lib Dem policies, please visit: http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto