The British Youth Council and Votes at 16 Coalition are disappointed to see the Government have blocked the Lords proposal to include 16 and 17 year olds a vote in the "In Out" EU Referendum due to be taken in 2017. The block comes after a sustained campaign calling on the Government to follow the precedent set by the Scottish Referendum which saw record levels of voting from young people.
A new Award for schools that encourage pupils to take an interest in the democratic process is to today (Monday 23rd November) going to 19 schools who have been encouraging pupils to have their say in society - both within the school or through social action projects in the local community.
Each month we invite youth representatives, including Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYPs), Youth Councillors, Young Mayors and Deputy Young Mayors to share their stories of the positive activities they have been engaging in recently.
This week, following the launch of the Youth Select Committee report on Young Peoples Mental Health, the British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament got several mentions in Westminster.
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