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#Hastings, #StLeonards and #Rye young people to get vote in EU Referendum

November 18, 2015
Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron congratulates Lords team on vote success

Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron MP congratulates Lords team on vote success

On Wednesday evening in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrats played a key role in defeating the Government, giving 16 and 17 year olds across the country a voice in the EU referendum.

Following the victory, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

“This is a victory for democracy, we will give over a million people a voice on their future.

“In Scotland 16 and 17 year olds proved that they have they not only have the knowledge but also the enthusiasm to have a say on their own future. Taking that away now would do them an injustice.

“The Government must now listen and act, Cameron cannot turn his back on 1.5 million young adults.”

Nick Perry for the local Liberal Democrat Association said, “I am delighted that‎ young people in Hastings & Rye are going to have their say on such a crucial issue for our country’s future. I hope our MP will join me in making public her support for this.”

Paul Tyler, Liberal Democrats Political Reform Spokesperson, said:

“We cannot deny interested and engaged young adults such an important vote. This is a say in their future, and with Cameron ruling out future referendums, they won’t get a voice for a long time coming.

“Today I am proud that we have taken a small step to improve our democracy following a campaign that the Liberal Democrats have led for decades.”

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