In my opinion, I think that the age limit should currently be lower than it is - 18+. I think this because there are people that are 15,16 and 17 that know all about politics and leaders of political parties, and they would probably know some of the manefesto of the bigger parties such as conservatives, labour and lib dems. So I think that the age limit should be 15+ or 16+ to vote in elections because these people would still have an accurate view of how to vote and what to do, not to just vote because of the leader of the party.
Another reason why the age limit could be lower is that the country should not be run just by adults, younger people should also get to vote on who they want to be the leader of their constituency and their country.
51 years ago in 1969 the age limit to vote was lowered from 21 years to 18 years but now, some people think that it has come to the time for the age limit to be lowered again, to 16 years. This is not the first time this idea has been brought up by MPs and people of the UK; it was mentioned before in 1999 and 2005 but both times it has been rejected and voted against by parliament. Although this happened, 16 and 17 year olds were granted the power to vote in Scotland for its independence referendum. After this the majority thought this was not right, and the age limit was brought back up to its natural place.
When the idea of lowering the voting age was mentioned, it was the labour Party that was defending the idea and voting from it. A quote from Jeremy Corbyn, the labour leader, is 'we cannot allow this Conservative government to deny one and a half million people their full rights as citizens.' He said this because the conservatives were opposing them and there are one and a half million teenagers in the UK. The opposing party, the conservatives, have their opinions because they think that it is not until you are 18 that you are fully recognised as an adult and not until you are 18 that you gain all of your rights and citizenship. In this situation, I would agree with the Labour Party in my opinion.
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