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ERS in the Press – October 2018

This month we’ve had some fantastic coverage of our issues in the press, here’s just a highlight. Calls to lower UK voting age as Welsh assembly considers change. Our call for a “united franchise” –...

Posted 30 Oct 2018

Newspaper Pile

The Tories should trust young people

Cecilia George is a former Member of Youth Parliament for Wiltshire and wrote this piece for our pamphlet Civic Duty The Conservative Case for votes at 16 and 17. 16–year–olds are deemed mature enough to join the...

Posted 25 Aug 2018

Polling Station

Scotland shows that votes at 16 works

Miles Briggs MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian wrote this piece for our pamphlet Civic Duty The Conservative Case for votes at 16 and 17. Arguments for and against votes at 16 are often highly subjective....

Posted 23 Aug 2018

Multi-party system

Why Votes at 16 is the next suffrage bridge we must cross

Nicky Morgan MP, Member of Parliament for Loughborough and former Education Secretary wrote this piece for our pamphlet Civic Duty The Conservative Case for votes at 16 and 17. On July 2nd, we marked the 90th anniversary...

Posted 21 Aug 2018

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