Commenting following the debate in PMQs over votes at 16, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, said:
“Theresa May and her Tory party are shamelessly behind the times. They stick to arguments of tradition rather than trusting in the next generation.
“England is now behind the rest of the UK in empowering young people and the Tory party are clearly scared of the change. Perhaps they are self-aware of just how poorly their policies go down with young people.
“There are huge benefits to making the small change of giving 16 year olds the vote. It is time for the Tory party to stop holding on to the past and start looking to the future.”