news archive - October 2010
Young reporters hit party conferences.
The Party Conference season is an important time for us to promote Votes at 16 to decision makers. The Co-operative, a member of the Votes at 16 coalition, have been working together with young people at each of the party conferences, sponsoring the first ever Youth Zone to promote discussion about youth issues and hosting a series of events on youth engagement.read news article
Parliament debates Votes at 16. October 19, 2010
On 18 October 2010, MPs debated whether to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the 2011 referendum on the voting system used for our General Elections. Natascha Engel MP put forward an amendment to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill in the House of Commons.read article