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16 & 17 Year Old Voters Debate, 09/10/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 9 October 2014 on the voting franchise for 16 and 17-year-olds. The debate was introduced by Christina McKelvie (SNP).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

"That the Parliament acknowledges the recent petitions to extend the voter franchise to all 16 and 17-year-olds in all elections; understands that, during the Scottish independence referendum in the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency area, 16 and 17-year-olds were highly visible in attendance at political debates and activity on both sides of the campaign; welcomes this contribution, which, it believes, demonstrates their willingness to become involved and take full part in the political process, and notes calls for the UK Government to amend the voting franchise to include all 16 and 17-year-olds in future Scottish and UK Parliament elections."

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 9 October 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 9 October 2014