Reading Council backs Votes at 16Reading Borough Council has formally registered its support for lowering the voting age to 16, after Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs) made the case for Votes at 16.

Olatunde Seya, Reading MYP, and his deputy Lavan Raj Mohan, put their case for lowering the voting age to the council’s Cabinet – the decision-making committee of senior councillors – and called on them to support Reading Youth Cabinet’s campaign.

Reading Councillors agreed and, although the deadline for submissions to the Youth Citizenship Commission has passed, the council agreed to formally register its position in favour of Votes at 16 with the Commission.