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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?

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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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