NUS urges government to allow voting at 16

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MPs have voted in favour of a proposal to lower the voting age in all UK elections from 18 to 16.
The House of Commons today voted 116 to 49 in favour extending the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds.
Last time MPs debated the issue the vote was lost by just 7 votes.
The National Union of Students (NUS) today called on David Cameron to listen to the will of the House of Commons.

Toni Pearce, NUS Deputy President, said in a statement: “Young people should have the opportunity to choose to vote for those who really support their causes, to hold politicians to account, and to withdraw their votes from those who don’t.
“It’s time for David Cameron to understand that lowering the voting age is an idea whose time has come. 16 and 17 year olds are likely to be voting in the Scottish referendum and they should be able to take part in votes throughout the whole UK.”

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