House of Lords voted 293 to 211 to support teenagers join electoral roll for the EU referendum….reports Asian Lite News
The House of Lords voted 293 to 211 in favour of 16 and 17-year-olds a vote in the European Union referendum in 2017.
The move will let 1.5 million teenagers to join the electoral roll. Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to conduct the EU referendum in May, 2017. The 82 vote victory for the Opposition front was heavier than forecast.
But the Government indicated it will not allow the move to stand, saying a major constitutional reform by reducing the voting age from 18 would not take place “through the backdoor”.