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Votes at 16 - lesson starter

Mike McCartney

23rd April 2021

A useful little video from the BBC to stimulate debate on the topic.

Of course, the argument about votes at 16 is one that is as old as the hills. It has taken on more of a twist recently given that 16 is the threshold now for the devolved elections in Scotland and Wales, and the vote was given to 16-year-olds for the #indyref

You can find a summary in lots of places. Look no further that the Electoral Reform Society, here: Votes at 16 – Electoral Reform Society (

You can also download a classroom poster on the topic from this site. See here:

This is the BBC clip here:

Mike McCartney

Mike is an experienced A-Level Politics teacher, author and examiner.

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