Disputed amendments to UK election bill fail to pass

Tuesday, 29. October 2019 18:25

The amendment to reduce the voting age to 16 from 18 wasn't selected on Tuesday by Lindsay Hoyle, deputy speaker of the House of Commons and the chairman of ways and means in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government has made it clear that it would have pulled the election bill if the change was adopted by lawmakers. The amendment to give citizens of the European Union living in Britan the right to vote, also disputed, didn't make it past the same procedural instance.

The amendment by the Labour Party's leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats' leader Jo Swinson to move the proposed date for the snap election to December 9 from December 12 will now be put to vote in the lower chamber. The Labour's Ian Murray suggested pushing it back to May 7.

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