MPs vote against lowering voting age for EU referendum

The House of Commons has voted against lowering the voting age for a referendum on EU membership, potentially blocking any further moves to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote.

MPs voted 303 to 253 to reject a Lords amendment to the European Union Referendum Bill to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for the referendum.

David Cameron has promised to hold the referendum by the end of 2017.