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If Britain truly values democracy we must give 16-year-olds the vote

The subject will be debated in the Commons on Friday—and I will make the case for change

By Caroline Lucas  

Young voters outside a polling station in south London. Photo: NEWZULU/Melinda Nagy/NEWZULU/PA Images

Read more: Was 8th June the revenge of the millennials?

It is easy to look back on the last two years in politics and feel a sense of despair. A divisive EU referendum followed by a bitter general election, and now the ongoing chaos surrounding the government as it attempts to manage the Brexit process.

In the midst of these most trying times there are reasons to find hope, too. Not least the…

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