This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Allow sixteen and seventeen year olds to vote in the EU membership referendum.
Being a young person of sixteen, I was very disappointed when I watched BBC Parliament and saw that parliament voted to not let us vote in the referendum. Yes, there is the argument that many young people are not interested in politics. But the fact is, many more young people are!
The mistakes made by this Conservative government will be left for us, the next generation to clear up. We should at least get a say in the future of this country. It's our future too.
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