Votes at 16

About the campaign

16 and 17 year olds should be given the vote in all public elections, according to the UK Youth Parliament, which has chosen ‘votes at 16’ as its national campaign for 2014. ‘A curriculum to prepare us for life’ was also chosen as the UKYP’s priority campaign for England.

‘Votes at 16’ became the priority campaign after securing 217 votes against ‘combating youth unemployment’s 76; and ‘a curriculum to prepare us for life’ secured 136 votes against 42 for ‘zero tolerance to bullying in schools’ and 115 for ‘better work experience and careers advice’.

A total of 296 Members of Youth Parliament aged 11-18 took part in the debates, the subjects for which were voted for by 478,632 young people across the UK.

FIND OUT HOW TO ADOPT YOUR VERY OWN LORD TO HELP THE VOTES AT 16 CAMPAIGN!

We are giving you the chance to adopt a Lord and help us spread our message in the House of Lords. If you choose to adopt a Lord you will be allocated a peer who you will then be responsible for looking after. Like any adoption, you will need to give you Lord lots of attention!

Find out more here.