B1232 - Votes for 4-year-olds Bill 2017 Watch

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B1232 - Votes for 4-year-olds Bill 2017, joecphillips, seconded by Hon Joel 96 MP (CON) and Rt Hon hazzer1998 MP (UKIP)


Votes For 4 Year Olds Bill 2017

This Bill would reduce the voting age in parliamentary and other elections to 4


BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's [King's] most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1. Reduction of the voting age
(1) The Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) is amended as follows –
(a) In section 1(1)(d) (definition of voting age for parliamentary elections), for “18” to be replaced by “4”; and –
(b) In section 2(1)(d) (definition of voting age for local government elections), for “18” to be replaced by “4”.
(2) The Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50), in section 1(5) (entitlement to vote of oversees electors), for “18” to be replaced by “4”.

2. Commencement, short title and extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Voting Age Reduction Bill 2017.
(2) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom
(3) This Act comes into force the day it is passed.

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4 year olds are at an age where they make real and consequential decisions about their lives and many significant rights are apparent.

The purpose of this bill is simple, for equity. If they are able to take on huge responsibilities of what kids to be friends with, make decisions as to whether or not they want to play a game, think about joining our armed forces and make tax contributions becoming active citizens in the process they should be able to decide who governs the country; taxation without representation being noteworthy.

Scotland is exempt from 1.(1)(b) as the voting age for local government elections is already 16 years or over.

Links to the bills being amended are - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/2│
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/50

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Well, I guess this gets the bill count up a bit...
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Joel 96 and hazzer1998 Checking as I usually do that you're both ok with seconding this.
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Joel 96 and hazzer1998 Checking as I usually do that you're both ok with seconding this.
Aye this is fine
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Would've liked votes for foetuses but this will do.
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Joke bill from a joke member. Alrighty.
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Joke bill from a joke member. Alrighty.
I remind you that a certain member of this house tried to remove the voting age
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Aye, I agree. Equality for all.
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Nay. It's a joke bill from a joke member, why should I care.
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Joel 96 and hazzer1998 Checking as I usually do that you're both ok with seconding this.
Aye. I'm very passionate about this issue.
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Aye, the reasoning for this bill is sound if the reasoning for bill B1231 is considered sound.
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4 and 16 are very different, my darlings. :rolleyes:
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Nay - are you all absolutely bonkers? Children at the age of four years old have no experience in the world and thus will have nothing to vote by. It will simply be done on a favourite colour not policies support their own views the best. Furthermore, Children have not been taught about the political parties and if questionned would not be able to distinguish between them.
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4 and 16 are very different, my darlings. :rolleyes:
In what way?
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Nay - are you all absolutely bonkers? Children at the age of four years old have no experience in the world and thus will have nothing to vote by. It will simply be done on a favourite colour not policies support their own views the best. Furthermore, Children have not been taught about the political parties and if questionned would not be able to distinguish between them.
And 16 year olds have experience of the world? The closest they've had to a job is chores or a paper round.

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Why stop there? I think id like to see a reduction so the the fertilised egg can vote also #ItsOurFuture
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In what way?
Is this an actual question?
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Is this an actual question?
The same can be said when comparing 16-year-olds to 18-year-olds or 17-year-olds, the point is the bill to lower the voting age to 16 gave no justification that stands up when scrutinised.
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The same can be said when comparing 16-year-olds to 18-year-olds or 17-year-olds, the point is the bill to lower the voting age to 16 gave no justification that stands up when scrutinised.
I know the cause of this bill. *sigh*
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Amusingly if this actually passes all you whinging idiots have done is shot yourself in the foot by making the voting age even lower than you ever wanted it to be. That is why I encourage the government wholeheartedly to support this :-)

So congrats, you played yourself.
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