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Let 16-year-olds stand to be politicians, says commissioner

Andrew Jessopp

Young activism inspires Andrew Jessopp

A commissioner says if 16-year-olds are able to vote, they should be able to become politicians.

At present you must be at least 18 if you want to stand for the House of Keys, or a local authority.

Andrew Jessopp says the activism shown by young people on the Island demonstrates they'd bring a welcome boost to local politics:

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas says those who feel 16-year-olds should be able to stand can make their views known in a consultation on Manx elections:

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