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, A bill that is won by Members of Parliament, which allows them to write a bill that has the possibility to pass through Parliament and become law. no.9 aims to lower the voting age.
Jim McMahon, Member of Parliament – A member of parliament is an elected member which represents a constituency views and concerns to the Government and in Parliament. 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 is when members of an organisation gather information/feedback from members of the public or group on a project or scheme. with Oldham Youth Council, it came to the decision that the bill was to be set on Votes @ 16. Jim has worked closely with Oldham Youth Council and A Youth Lead organisation for young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders. to develop this bill and give the bill a great chance on passing through the Houses of Parliament. Many youth councils connected to British Youth Council – A Youth Lead organisation representing 11-18 year olds across Great Britain. 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.