Labour party manifesto 2024: Party to give 16-year-olds right to vote

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Labour will grant 16-year-olds the right to vote, its election manifesto has confirmed.

The party’s manifesto reads: “We will increase the engagement of young people in our vibrant democracy by giving 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in all elections.”

Harriet Andrews, director of The Politics Project, who works on political engagement with young people, said: “We welcome Labour’s commitment to expanding the franchise to young voters.

“We know that young people are keen to use their voices and we look forward to ensuring they have the skills and support to be heard at the ballot box.”

Keir Starmer and the Labour frontbench launched the party’s manifesto for the general election in Manchester today – you can see live updates and reaction here.

Find out more through our wider 2024 Labour party manifesto coverage so far:

READ MORE: Labour manifesto launch: Live updates, reaction and analysis

READ MORE: Full manifesto costs breakdown – and how tax and borrowing fund it

READ MORE: The key manifesto policy priorities in brief

READ MORE: Labour vows to protect green belt despite housebuilding drive

READ MORE: Watch as Starmer heckled by protestor inside with ‘youth deserve better’ banner

READ MORE: GMB calls manifesto ‘vision of hope’ but Unite says ‘not enough’

READ MORE: Manifesto commits to Brexit and being ‘confident’ outside EU

READ MORE: Labour to legislate on New Deal for Working People within 100 days – key policies breakdown 

READ MORE: Labour to give 16-year-olds right to vote

READ MORE: Starmer says ‘manifesto for wealth creation’ will kickstart growth

READ MORE: Dodds: ‘Our manifesto is a fully funded vision, while Tories offer a Christmas tree of gimmicks’

Read more of our 2024 general election coverage here.

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