Votes at 16 APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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Recent Documents related to Votes at 16

1. Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2020 to 2021
06/02/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: report Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2020 to 2021 MOD Votes A seeking parliamentary authority

2. Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2021 to 2022
04/02/2021 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: report Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2021 to 2022 MOD Votes A seeking parliamentary authority

3. Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2019 to 2020
06/02/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Ministry of Defence Votes A: 2019 to 2020 - GOV.UK

4. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: the voting age to 18 in 1969; debates about ‘Votes at 16’; the impacts of voting age reform on youth political

5. Proportional representation
16/04/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 12 6. Parliamentary debates 14 7. Further reading 16 The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing

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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. 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

3. 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

4. Elections Bill (First sitting)
15/09/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: September;(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 September;(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Wednesday - Speech Link
2: electoral fraud in the sense of false votes—almost all postal votes—but the system developed so there was - Speech Link
3: Richard Mawrey: Not so much proxy. Proxy votes are very rare, and proxy fraud is very rare. It - Speech Link

5. 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

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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. 16-19 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.

3. 16-19 Bursary Fund: Coronavirus
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
02/02/2021
... if he will bring forward proposals to make emergency 16-19 bursary funding available to providers who have depleted their allocations and are unable to continue supporting their low-income students due to levels of demand during the covid-19 outbreak.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 26th April 2018
69 APPG Memberships
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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