Samah Khalil 10 May 2018

The voice of a new generation

The voice of a new generation

We welcome the growing debate on votes at 16 – it shows that the issue is on the table and that young people’s voices can’t be ignored.

Since our local MP Jim McMahon championed votes at 16 during his private members bill campaign we’ve seen the debate really take off. Whatever the viewpoint, all is good for moving the debate on. Yet some recent arguments can’t be left to circle around unchallenged.

Recently our resolve on this campaign has also been questioned. Votes at 16 is apparently a hollow campaign as there have been ‘no pubescent riots making the establishment quiver’.

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