Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 10 — Entitlement to Vote at Local Government Elections — 7 Dec 2015 at 21:00
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 to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.
MPs were considering the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote 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””
An explanatory note accompanying the new clause stated:
- This Clause would re-instate the provision in the Bill, as brought from the Lords, allowing votes for 16 and 17 year olds in local government elections.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
-  House of Commons, Official Record, House of Commons, 7 December 2015.
-  "About Us" page on the National Parks UK website.
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||285 (+2 tell)||2||0||87.6%|
|Lab||0||184 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con (front bench)||aye|