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Last updated:14 April 2016

Talkin' 'bout that representation

Event location: WCML

Date: 3rd Jun 2016

Event time: 14:00 to 16:00

In 1969 the Representation of the People Act was passed which allowed people aged 18, 19 and 20 to vote in elections. During the 2014 Scottish Referendum 16 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time. The People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library are currently working on a project called Voting for Change. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Voting for Change examines movements and campaigns from the build up to the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 to the lowering of the voting age in 1969. A key part of this is looking at the votes for 18 campaign of then and the votes for 16 campaign of now.

  • Are you passionate about votes for 16?
  • Were you involved with the votes for 18 movement?
  • Do you have strong views about youth culture?
  • Have you got anything to contribute?
  • Are you willing to make your voice heard?

We want to hear from you! We want to bring together the youth of the 1960s and today’s young people to discuss all matters relating to the right to vote and youth culture. We’re holding an event here on 3 June so bring along your stories, memories and views you have about either campaign...

Please contact Jack Barnett at events@phm.org.uk for more information.

To book a ticket for the event visit https://representation.eventbrite.co.uk.


This is a Manchester Histories Festival event - Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Histories Festival 3-12 June 2016
Ten days  of  events  celebrating  the  familiar  and  revealing  the  new  and hidden  histories  and  heritage  from  across  Greater  Manchester.  Whether people  would  describe  themselves  as  histories  fans  or  not,  MHF2016  will have something for everyone. manchesterhistories.co.uk

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