The Votes at 16 campaign received a boost in Wales when the Welsh Government told a debate, in the National Assembly for Wales, that they were in support of lowering the voting age. Business Minister Jane Hutt told the Senedd: “16 and 17-year-olds are deemed old enough to pay taxes, leave school, marry and join the armed forces, alongside a wide range of other responsibilities. Therefore, the Welsh Government supports the lowering of the voting age to 16”. Julie Morgan, the Labour Welsh Assembly Member for Cardiff North, also echoed claims from across the UK that people aged 16 and over should have the right to vote in every level of government elections and all referendums.  A transcript of the full debate can be found here