Votes At 16- Capital News Special

Should the voting age be lowered for the referendum on Independence? Here at Capital, we've taken a look at the issue...

We visited Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline and spoke to a number of pupils to gauge their views.

There was general agreement in favour of lowering the age limit.

The SNP are also in favour of the move and we spoke to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about the issue.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Talks will continue this week and it has become a sticking issue between both the UK and Scottish governments.

We then spoke to all four main political parties in Scotland.

Again, there was general agreement between the parties, with only the Conservative's expressing any concern.

You can here our full interviews here:

Drew Smith Labour MSP

Jo Swinson Lib Dem MP

Ruth Davidson MSP Scottish Conservative Leader

2 organisations have been outspoken in their support of lowering the age limit to 16.

Teaching union EIS spoke to us...

Larry Flanagan EIS General Secretary

Finally, VotesAt16 are a pressure group with one sole aim, lowering the age limit for all elections to 16.

Rae Cahill VotesAt16

 

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