Votes at 16 APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To strengthen the cross-party case for extending the franchise to 16- and 17-year-olds by acting as a discussion forum and active campaigning group for politicians, the youth sector and experts to develop policy and research.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Votes at 16

1. VOTES AT 16
31/01/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: Government to lower the voting age to 16 in order to allow 16 and 17-year olds to vote in council elections

2. Votes at 16
26/04/2018 - APPGs

Found: the cross-party case for extending the franchise to 16- and 17-year-olds by acting as a discussion forum

3. Votes for 16s and over
10/07/2020 - Petitions

Found: Let people aged 16 and over be able to attend elections and vote for prime ministers and decisions for

4. Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2020 to 2021
06/02/2020 - Ministry of Defence
- View source

Found: A: 2020 to 2021 (web-ready version) PDF, 128KB, 16 pages Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2020 to

5. Votes for 16 and 17 year olds throughout the UK
02/10/2020 - Petitions

Found: parliament to allow votes for 16 and 17 year olds. This is because 16 and 17 year olds can marry, leave

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Votes at 16

1. Votes at 16
03/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered votes at 16.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: extending the franchise to 13-year-olds? What is it about 16 that means it should be the limit? Why not go lower - Speech Link
3: matters as much for 16-year-olds as for 18-year-olds.In truth, this is not about 16 and 17-year-olds - Speech Link

2. Overseas Electors Bill (First sitting)
17/10/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: 14, after “citizen,” insert“(iia) is aged 16 or over,”.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

3. Electoral Reform
08/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: election, it took 33 votes to elect a Green one. The Green party polled over 800,000 votes and ended up with - Speech Link

4. Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement) Bill
11/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: been campaigning for a very long time to enfranchise 16 and 17-year-olds. There are too many to mention, - Speech Link
2: independence referendum in 2014 she had opposed votes at 16, but after that process—for which the voting - Speech Link
3: with real passion and commitment to delivering votes for 16 and 17-year-olds, in particular the hon. Members - Speech Link

5. Equality of Voting Ages
28/02/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: and calling on Members to lower the voting age to 16. I have not stopped campaigning on the issue since - Speech Link
2: fully support. This week in my borough of Camden, 16 young people between the ages of 13 and 19 have launched - Speech Link
3: at what has already happened in this place on votes at 16. I am glad and grateful to have secured this - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Votes at 16
1. 16-19 Bursary Fund
asked by: Gordon Marsden
29/01/2019
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current funding for the 16 to 19 bursary.

2. 16 to 19 Tuition Fund
asked by: Robert Halfon
18/01/2021
... if his Department will allow providers in receipt of 16 to 19 tuition fund allocations in academic year 2020-21 to use that funding to support tuition activity in academic year 2021-22.

3. 16 to 19 Tuition Fund
asked by: Robert Halfon
18/01/2021
... what catch-up funding his Department plans to allocate to providers of education to 16 to 19-year-olds during the 2021-22 academic year.

4. 16 to 19 Tuition Fund
asked by: Robert Halfon
18/01/2021
... what catch-up provision his Department will put in place to support 16 to 19-year-olds during the 2021-22 academic year.

5. 16-19 Bursary Fund: Coronavirus
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
02/02/2021
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the 16-19 Bursary Fund for the 2020-21 school year (a) nationally and (b) in areas particularly financially affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 26th April 2018
Vicky Foxcroft Portrait
Vicky Foxcroft
Co-Chair
Labour - Lewisham, Deptford
Joined: 26th April 2018
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dave Morris, British Youth Council, CAN Mezzanine Old Street, 49-51 North Road, London N1 6AH . Tel: 020 7219 5060

Email: David.morris@byc.org.uk

Secretariat:

The British Youth Council acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.byc.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.byc.org.uk/uk/votesat16appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
The British Youth Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Votes at 16 APPG

Former APPG Officers
Danielle Rowley Portrait
Danielle Rowley
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Midlothian
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships