On 14th December 2015 the House of Lords considered the House of Commons’ reasons for rejecting Lords amendments to the Government’s European Union Referendum Bill on extending the vote to 16 and 17 year olds. Peers voted on a new amendment from the Opposition, which sought to reinstate the lower voting age in the European referendum. The Bishop of Chester, Rt Revd Peter Forster, took part.
Amendment 1B to Motion A (Motion A1) from Baroness Morgan of Ely, seeking to the lower the voting age in the European Union referendum to 16.
The House divided:
Contents: 246 | Not-Contents: 263 | Result: Government Win
The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster voted not content.
Motion A1 disagreed.