Rotherham MP backs vote extension

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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion told staff and students at a Rotherham college that she is backing plans to extend the right to vote to 16-year-olds.

The MP, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Secretary of State for Education was visiting Thomas Rotherham College.

During her visit, Sarah, who has a keen interest in supporting young people, was shown around the building’s facilities and met staff and students.

She gave a talk about her role as an MP and took part in a question and answer session.

Sarah said: “It was fabulous to meet the students and chat to them about parliament and how young people can engage with politics in their own way to defend the causes they care about.

“I’m concerned about young people lacking an interest in politics and I am planning a programme of youth engagement in Rotherham to change that.

“I fully support the votes for 16-year-olds campaign along with neutral political education in schools.”