Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 20 — Entitlement to Vote in Local Government Elections at 16 — 17 Nov 2015 at 16:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.
The majority of MPs voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.
The question rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause stand part of the Bill.
The clause in question, clause 21, was titled : Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote and stated:
- In section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (local government electors), in subsection (1)(d) for “18” substitute “16
Section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 sets the age at which someone becomes entitled to vote as an elector at a local government election. (Section 1 of that Act covers Parliamentary elections).
-  Parliament's webpage on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill
-  Clause 20 of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||277 (+2 tell)||2||0||85.2%|
|Lab||0||172 (+2 tell)||0||75.3%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||aye|