Also I think that 16 year olds are now as responsible as 18 or 20-year-olds.
Many 16-year-olds work and are affected by many of the decisions a government makes such as working hours and pay.
The only small chance they have of ensuring they can maintain their rights would be by voting for a particular party.
Can young people really leave all the decisions up to adults; do they really know what is best for young people?"
Laura, 11, Southampton
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