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Tories are shamelessly behind times on votes at 16

by Steve Beasant on 31 January, 2018

Today’s PMQs showed that, once again, the Conservatives are hopelessly behind the times. It’s time for Votes at 16.

The following article was written by Layla Moran and published today on the Lib Dem Website.

Layla Moran speaking at a rally in Oxford.

Today at PMQs, MPs debated extending the right to vote to 16-year-oldsĀ – and the debate showed one thing clearly.

Theresa May and her Tory party are shamelessly behind the times. They stick to arguments of tradition rather than trusting in the next generation.

England is now behind the rest of the UK in empowering young people and the Tory party are clearly scared of the change.

Perhaps they are self-aware of just how poorly their policies go down with young people.

There are huge benefits to making the small change of giving 16-year-olds the vote.

It is time for the Tory party to stop holding on to the past and start looking to the future.

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