I realise that this problem should be tackled and that politics should be made more appealing to younger generations.
But I also feel that giving 16-year-olds the vote will not change the fact that less and less young adults are exercising their right to vote.
Also, many politicians would take advantage of the younger voters and use patronising and persuasive methods to try and get them to vote for them.
This defeats the whole point of being able to make your own decision.
Every other country in the EU has a voting age of 18, so why should we lower our voting age?
I think that until the government starts to explain politics to children, the age restriction should definitely stay the same."
Natasha, 15, Southampton
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