16-year-olds could get the vote after MPs today passed a backbench motion proposed by Bristol West MP Stephen Williams. However, the Conservatives are opposed to the change and the government is not legally obliged to take any action as the vote is merely 'advisory'.
Here is a short clip of Stephen Williams MP (Lib, Bristol West) followed by Philip Davies MP (Con, Shipley) during today's Commons debate. A full report on the day's events will be posted here later.
MPs have today voted to support Bristol West MP Stephen Williams' backbench motion to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote. Although the motion was passed 119 to 46, the government does not have to take any action.
Indeed, the Conservatives are opposed to the change, but it was part of the Liberal Democrats' 2010 manifesto.