Tag: Kyle Thornton

New Democratic Audit e-collection: Should the UK lower the voting age to 16?

New Democratic Audit e-collection: Should the UK lower the voting age to 16?

Today Democratic Audit releases a new e-collection of pieces which debate the merits of whether to lower the UK’s age of enfranchisement from 18 to 16. Featuring expert contributions from campaigners, academics, and politicians, our aim is to heighten the level debate on this proposal. In introducing the report, the co-editors of the report, Richard […]

Voter registration levels for the Scottish independence referendum are already showing the potential benefits of lowering the voting age to 16

Voter registration levels for the Scottish independence referendum are already showing the potential benefits of lowering the voting age to 16

16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote in the Scottish independence referendum in September. Kyle Thornton, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, welcomes this move and explores how young people are responding to the opportunity.┬áResponding to recent posts by Craig Berry and Andy Mycock & Jonathan Tonge, Thornton argues that giving 16-17 […]