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'NOW DROP VOTING AGE TO 16'

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Responding to today's ...
Responding to today's announcement from the Department of Constitutional Affairs that the government will legislate to allow election candidates at 18, Local Government Information Unit chief executive

Dennis Reed said:

'Candidacy at 18 will be a beneficial move in engaging young people in local politics and boosting local democracy. However, coming off the fence and legislating for votes at 16 would be an even more positive and courageous act of modernisation.'

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The LGIU has been campaigning for candidature at 18 and the right to vote at 16 as part of a package of reforms that would help regenerate local government and local public service.

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