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More than half of young people in Wales want the voting age lowered

More than half of young people in Wales want the voting age lowered to 16, according to a National Assembly for Wales consultation. They received more than 10,000 responses, the biggest ever for an Assembly consultation, finding that:

  • 53% want the voting age lowered to 16
  • 29% want the voting age to stay at 18
  • 79% think it's important for young people to learn about politics

The decision on whether to give the Welsh Assembly powers to change the voting age rests with Westminster, where a new draft Wales Bill is being worked on.

Megan Boot went to the National Assembly to find out why so many young people think a change in voting age is so important:

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