Keir Starmer says Labour will lower voting age as general election campaign continues

Sir Keir Starmer has said a Labour government would seek to extend the right to vote to 16 and 17-year-olds.

Speaking on the campaign trail in Staffordshire on Saturday, 25 May, the opposition leader said anyone paying tax should “have a say” in how their money is spent.

It came after the Times reported a change to the voting age would likely appear in the King’s Speech if Labour wins on 4 July.

There is no firm indication of when the policy would be implemented.