Labour Party Wants 16-year-olds to Vote EU Referendum

The Labour party plans to exploit the government’s relative weakness in the Commons and the Lords. Trying to ensure 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to vote in the European Union referendum. David Cameron wants the electorate for the referendum to be essentially the same as for general elections, but Labour and the SNP have said they want 16- and 17-year-olds to be allowed to vote in the poll, which is due before the end of 2017. A Labour source said that, given teenagers have a “tremendous vested interest in whether or not we stay in the EU or leave.”



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