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MP backs campaign for votes at 16 and 17 in the EU referendum

Wednesday June 10 2015

MP Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher

MP Michael Dugher is backing a campaign for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the vote in the EU referendum.

Labour have supported the British Youth Council and Votes at 16 in arguing that the issue of Britain’s membership in the EU should be open to input from young people.

Mr Dugher said: “The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is a fundamental decision about the direction of this country and I think the government is wrong to exclude so many young people from the vote.

“16 and 17-year-olds have a massive stake in the future of our country and expanding the franchise to give them a say on EU membership is the right thing to do.”

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Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday June 10 2015 at 18:33
Oh he's here again look, you talk about the "youth" but what about the youth of your own constituency that cant get a job for love nor money at Asos because the agencies that supply "labour" to Asos will only send foreigners?
12,000 people through the doors at Asos in the few short years that it has been in town.
A company making MASSIVE profits on the back of slave labour any you Dugher couldn't give a monkeys chuff.
The sooner the good people of Barnsley East finally see you for what you are - Career Labour Gravy Trainer and absolute PARASITE the better.

ipso Regulated