Lower voting age to six to tackle bias against young, says academic

Prof David Runciman says ageing population is creating a democratic crisis

The head of politics at Cambridge University has called for children as young as six to be given the vote in an attempt to tackle the age bias in modern democracy.

Prof David Runciman said the ageing population meant young people were now “massively outnumbered”, creating a democratic crisis and an inbuilt bias against governments that plan for the future.

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Source: The Guardian
Lower voting age to six to tackle bias against young, says academic