Panel discussion

Is it time to lower the voting age to 16?

14 April 2019, Nottingham

Join us in Nottingham for this pre-Annual Conference public event! 

The PSA Young People's Politics Specialist Group and the Leverhulme Trust-funded 'Lowering the Voting Age in the UK' project are proud to host this deliberative event which will offer opportunities for the panel and audience to explore whether it is time to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections in the UK. It will consider the extent to which young people support lowering the voting age, should it be lowered for all or just local elections, what is the best way to prepare young people to vote whatever the voting age is, and how does the voting age fit in with other ages of responsibilities and wider transitions to adulthood. 

The audience will range from young people from across Nottingham and the local area, students, community activists and politically engaged local citizens, local councillors, and participants from Political Studies Association conference, taking place at the Nottingham Conference centre on 15 -17 April. 



  • Afua Acheampong, Vice President, Nottingham Trent University Students Union

  • Lillian Greenwood MP, Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

  • Dr Joe Greenwood, YouGov and LSE 

  • Eliza Larmond, Nottingham Youth Cabinet and Children’s Partnership Board

  • Natalie Robinson, UK Youth Parliament alumni and Nottingham Youth Cabinet mentor



Dr Andy Mycock

Leverhulme Trust ‘Lowering the Voting Age Across the UK’ Project


REGISTRATION: Spaces are limited and so please register in advance here

The event will take place at THiNK Nottingham and further details, including location are here.  

THiNK Meeting Rooms and Art Gallery
2 Cobden Chambers
NG1 2ED Nottingham