Votes for 16 protest in London, 2016. Shutterstock Dr Andrew Mycock is a Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. Here, he writes an article for The Conversation, with Professor of Politics Jonathan Tonge from the University of Liverpool on the announcement that 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales are to be given the right to vote in local council elections and
The vexed question of whether people should be allowed to vote from the age of 16 has returned to the Commons with Jim McMahon MP’s Private Member’s Bill. Many argue – citing the Scottish independence referendum – that it would provide a democratic stimulus. Yet the evidence for that is lacking, say Reader Dr Andy Mycock (University
Dr Robert Nicholls is an affiliate of the University of Huddersfield. Here, in a blog written about the snap general election to be held in June, he says the opinion polls will most likely say it is going to be a Tory landslide victory but don’t hold your breathe because as we saw in the
Dr Kalim Siddiqui teaches International Economy at the University of Huddersfield. Here, he talks about the results of the five state elections of India and why the results are a major setback for the Congress Party.