“Young people have already proved they should be allowed to vote at 16“, says Emily Beardsmore, Chair of the British Youth Council in a article published today by the Guardian.
In the article Emily says: “Are you, like me, annoyed by this negative stereotype that has gone too far? Do you too think that the majority of young people are “ordinary” and achieving members of the public, people who do well at school and college, work hard and pay taxes, are young parents, young carers, join the armed forces and who are likely to volunteer in their local community? For me the issue of votes at 16 is fundamentally about challenging the way that our society views young people, it’s about ensuring that we are treated as equals”.
Read Emily’s article in full at the Guardian’s Comment is Free here.