My Cornwall Council ‘votes at 16 motion’ is referred to the Young People Committee (PAC)
It will be of no surprised, that the motion for votes at 16 was referred to the Young People PAC for the evidence to be collated that I hope will give weight to lowering the voting ages to at least 16.
Once this evidence has been collated on why we should lower the voting age, then we will ask the Government to at least pilot Cornwall as an areas where 16 and 17 year olds can vote in time for the next Cornwall Council elections. Off course, this change needs to be supported by the full membership.
The latest Lord’s vote on this subject and their defeat of the Government on lowering the voting age has sent a clear signal to the Government there is the need to change the current situation. Though I do know, there will be a strong opposition to lowering the voting age.
The motion and previous blog on this subject can be found HERE