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Votes at 16

In October this year I met with representatives from youth forums, youth councils and youth wings of political parties to discuss lowering the voting age and how we can increase youth engagement with politics.

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What became abundantly clear to me, through talking to these young people, was their desire to take ownership of their future. 

The biggest decision in a generation is facing us before 2017: Should we remain a member of the European Union? The outcome of this vote will have ramifications for our children and their children, it is only right that young people have a say in their own future.

A decision that will impact their ability to work abroad, to study and travel, that will determine the future prosperity of this country and the rights their children will enjoy - it is astonishing that right now, they will not be able to have a say to decide their own country's future.

So I am asking you to sign this petition to show your support for Votes At 16.

Will you sign?