Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:01

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR VOTING by Riley Somerville and Elden Tennison

We interviewed two Driffield School sixth form students on their political beliefs

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR VOTING

Gareth

"I don’t believe in the age restrictions, I think that at the age of 16 you can make a decision for yourself on who will run the country

I would vote for labour because they have the best plan for the future and they are the best for students, for old people, for everybody. At my age I think I am responsible to vote because I am 17. If people my age could vote, I would encourage everyone to vote since I believe everyone has the right to vote"

Lib

"No I don’t feel 16 year olds should be allowed to vote, I feel that 16 year olds do not know the world fully and have no real responsibilities. I feel that 18 year olds should be the restriction because since they are going off to university they are treated more like an adult. I would vote conservatives because I did some research over the summer and I respect what they’re doing and I feel that with labour, I don’t understand how they’d carry out some of their promises, such as free university."

 

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