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Teenage Kicks

by | 13th, April 2004

‘IT is hardly a big leap of imagination to go from the school playground to the chamber of the House Of Commons and soon it may not be a big leap of fact either.

‘If I have to kiss another bloody politician…’

The Times reports that the Electoral Commission is to recommend allowing teenagers to stand for Parliament by lowering the minimum age from 21 to 18 or even younger.

The paper says its recommendations are likely to be adopted by the Labour party, with activists pushing for a commitment to lowering both the voting age and candidacy age to 16.

Liberal Democrat MP Matthew Green says the current system, whereby

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