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Private Members Bill No.9

Private Members Bill No.9

Votes as 16 has been a strong subject expressed by the Youth in Oldham, and in England. Allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in general elections, private members bill no.9 aims to lower the voting age.

Jim McMahon, MP for Oldham West and Royton, decided to take his chance for a bill to pass through the Houses of Parliament to the Oldham Youth Council, when he won Private Members no.9. 

After consultation with Oldham Youth Council, it came to the decision that the bill was to be set on Votes @ 16. Jim has worked closely with OYC and British Youth Council to develop this bill and give the bill a great chance on passing through the Houses of Parliament. Many youth councils connected to BYC and throughout the country have taken this bill on and expressed it to their local MPs, urging them to go to the Houses of Parliament on the 3rd of November to help this bill progress through its second reading.

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