Fair.Vote

Peter Kyle MP (Hove, Labour) introduced a Private Members’ Bill in Parliament on Wednesday 19 July 2017 to reduce the voting age to 16 in Parliamentary and other elections, the Bill has been given second reading in the House of Commons on 11 May 2018. The Bill has received cross party support which shows that the political appetite for change is there. With Scotland already having a voting age of 16, and Wales potentially about to follow suit, it would be a profound shame for UK-wide elections and votes in England to be left lagging behind.  

Given the number of 16 and 17-year-old students in colleges, over the coming weeks and months, AoC will be jointly leading the Fair.Vote campaign with the National Union of Students (NUS) to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote. 

AoC and NUS will be working hard to promote the campaign, with the students, staff and local communities and also through our public affairs and communications activities. We would like as many colleges as possible to get involved with this – we know that our voice is stronger when we all speak together.


Key dates:

  • 2 May – MP Photocall in Parliament, 10am-12pm, Room S, Portcullis House
  • 3 May - Local elections 
  • 11 May – Second reading of the Bill


Get your college involved

Facebook: @fairvote16 and Twitter: @fairvote16 #fairvote16


Website:  

Fair.Vote website - This is the official website of the campaign. We will keep the website updated as the campaign progresses with news articles, activities and social media graphics.


Toolkit of activity: 

Students and colleges are setting up events to campaign for and to discuss fair votes for 16 and 17-year-olds. Take a look at our campaign pack.


You can download resources to help support the campaign:


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Contact

If you have any questions on this campaign please contact:

Guram Korkoti, Public Affairs Officer, 020 7034 9915