Elections Bill — New Clause 1 — Voting From Age 16 in Parliamentary Elections — 17 Jan 2022 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted against lowering the voting age to 16 for UK Parliamentary elections.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled:Voting from age 16 in parliamentary elections and stated:
- “In section 1(1)(d) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (definition of voting age for parliamentary elections), for “18” substitute “16”.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would lower the voting age to 16 in UK parliamentary elections.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Elections Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Elections Bill as amended in Committee, 27 October 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Elections Bill, 5 July 2021, Parliament.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
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||321 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||173 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|Gavin Robinson||Belfast East||DUP (front bench)||both|