13 – 19 November 2017

Debate: Is lowering the voting age to 16 a good way to engage young people in politics?

You are invited to attend a debate by the Universal Peace Federation’s (UPF) Youth Department, hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandeep Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and supported by Shout Out UK, Dare 2 Lead.

As part of Parliament Week and following our theme of the engagement of young people in politics, we will be formally debating the motion, “lowering the voting age to 16 is an effective way to engage young people in politics”, for and against.

The panellists debating the topic will consist of 2 politicians and 2 young political activists. Debaters include: John Loughton from Dare 2 Lead, Julian Huppert MP, Keith Best, and Ollie Davies of Youth UPF. Led and moderated by Matteo Bergamini of Shout Out UK and Amira El Houderi of Youth UPF.

Following the lowering of the voting age in the Scottish referendum for independence and with general elections on the way in 2015, the topic of the voting age is fast becoming one of the hot topics in the political conversation.

Join us for a formal debate followed by an extensive open discussion at: 6:30, Committee Room 4, House of Lords on 18th November.

To register your interest please RSVP to pa@uk.upf.org

The Universal Peace Federation is a global NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is made up of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation, and prosperity.

Booking details

RSVP to pa@uk.upf.org to reserve your seat and ensure we do not exceed the room capacity.

Cost to attend

This event is free of charge.
Tuesday 18 Nov 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Universal Peace Federation
Committee Room 4, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
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