Thu, 24 Jan 2013
Commenting after the House of Commons voted in support of lowering the voting age to 16, Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, who secured today’s debate, said:
“Today Parliament made history by supporting my motion to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote.
“The debate was followed by young people up and down the country – I believe my twitter account nearly crashed with messages of support from all sections of society.
“We must now see action from the Government: the House of Commons has expressed its view and it must be heard. I have introduced a bill to put this motion into law and I call on the Government to give it a fair hearing.”