Votes at 16 in the Assembly

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  • #177416

    Matt
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    Here we go…

    I’ll start shall I? As I have a feeling where this will go.

    What next, machine guns for toddlers? Pensions for 12 year olds, children driving around in Articulated Lorries on the A55.

    #177417

    wrexview
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    There should be one age at which you become eligible to do everything. Drive, vote, drink alcohol, get married , join the forces , buy a house , hold a power of attorney etc. That age should be 18 years old. Looking at the totality of those responsibilities 16 years old is too young.

    #177425

    TimRegency
    Participant

    I’d be happy with it set at 16, as politicians’ decisions affect them and their future eg education and climate change. A good way to encourage civic responsibility.

    #177429

    Captain C
    Participant

    We have lifted the school age to 18 in recent years. It was 15 and then lifted to 16.
    This is the usual ploy that labour use to get there own way. They pushed for a Welsh Assembly and a Scottish Assembly so that when they lost the vote for the UK they would still hold Wales and Scotland. Oooops that went wrong in Scotland with the SNP so lets try another way.
    Most children at 16 are not mature enough and can be persuaded by others. I think 18 is the correct age for voting.

    #177430

    zinger
    Participant

    My vote would be for 18. Plaid Cymru & Labour parties would like the age to be 16 as they would like to split the union. Nicola Sturgeon’s little sheep.

    #177432

    DerekJackson
    Participant

    Excellent news- about time young people were taken seriously – they are not restricted with what they say – they are not like many adults who are too polite to ask some of the awkward questions, they also won’t be tarnished with historic type family voting.

    Most Political Parties have ignored young people for so long- they will be shocked at how good young people will be on using Social Media to raise issues and motivate YP to go and vote.

    Give young people the credit they deserve- free thinkers that deserve a voice for their future.

    Let the new face of politics start asap.

    #177433

    Maureen Gray
    Participant

    Most children at 16 are not mature enough and can be persuaded by others.

    Unlike the sensible adults who have been doing a fantastic job all these years.

    #177434

    Matt
    Participant

    Most children at 16 are not mature enough and can be persuaded by others.

    Unlike the sensible adults who have been doing a fantastic job all these years.

    Hear hear – at no point do readers of the likes of the Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph etc… ever have their opinions formulated for them.

    #177448

    Ioan y Ffin
    Participant

    Unfortunately, the sixteen and seventeen year olds of Wrexham are in for a surprise. Not everyone’s vote counts. If you aren’t one of those who voted for the winning candidate then you won’t actually have much of a say in the next Parliament. If you voted for the candidate who came second, then you nearly got a say. If you voted for anyone else, you did your civic duty, but you will get nothing from it, but a sour taste in the mouth. We don’t live in a representative democracy, instead it’s a winners’ democracy. The losers can take a hike until the next chance comes along in four or so years’ time!

    #177449

    Llayby lilly
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    … it’s a winners’ democracy. The losers can take a hike until the next chance comes along in four or so years’ time!

    That is until the LOSERS, dont like the outcome of the vote and call for another one!

    Lilly

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