Benn: '16 and 17-year-olds should vote in EU referendum'
Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn has said it was "a matter of principle" that 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the EU referendum.
David Cameron has promised to hold an "in-out" referendum by the end of 2017. British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens over 18 who are resident in the UK will be eligible to vote.
Labour has dropped its opposition to a referendum but would seek to amend the Bill.
25 May 2015
- From the section UK Politics