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The Duel: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Is giving under-18s their fair say a good idea, or would it distract from a bigger problem?

Our Panellists Oliver Sidorczuk (left) and Claire Fox (right). Background © John Windor/Alamy

Should we lower the voting age to 16?


Oliver Sidorczuk—Director at Bite the Ballot

Votes for 16 and 17 year olds across the United Kingdom, for all elections and referendums, transformed from an “if” to a “when” issue on 15th October 2012 when David Cameron and Alex Salmond signed the Edinburgh Agreement.

This agreement…

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