Thursday, December 22, 2005

On January 10th 2006, there will be a mass lobby of Parliament and a meeting with Elections Minister Harriet Harman MP.

The next day, January 11th, MPs will debate the final stages of the Electoral Administration Bill. This will include a debate on Diana Johnson's amendment to lower the voting age to 16.

The meeting with Harriet Harman will take place from 4pm on Tuesday January 10th in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House. The meeting will be divided into three sections.

From 4-5, there will be a chance for supporters to discuss the case for Votes at 16.

Then, from 5-6, there will be the meeting with:

- Harriet Harman MP
- Diana Johnson MP (who is proposing the Votes at 16 amendment)
- Tim Farron MP (Liberal Democrat Youth Affairs Spokesperson)
- John Bercow MP (Conservative supporter of Votes at 16)
- Lord Lucas (who successfully piloted a Bill on Votes at 16 through the House of Lords)

Then, from 6pm, there will be a chance to meet with MPs and press the case for lowering the voting age.

If you have never done this sort of thing before plenty of help will be on hand.

So please, put January 10th in your diary and come to the meeting.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please let email and so that there is a full briefing pack for you before you arrive. If you cannot make it by 4pm, don't worry, the most important bit starts at 5pm.


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