Votes at 16: Labour flunks it – again

As soon as it was known that 16 and 17 year old would have a say in the referendum on Scottish independence, I tabled a Bill in the Lords for a comprehensive change in the franchise. I have long believed that there is a strong case for lowering the voting age, in light of the maturity . . . → Read More: Votes at 16: Labour flunks it – again

Votes at 16 – a step in the right direction

Last week, after months of hard work, we had a major success in the House of Lords with an amendment, to which my name was attached, that extended the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds in the upcoming EU Referendum. The amendment received significant support in the House of Lords, being approved with a majority . . . → Read More: Votes at 16 – a step in the right direction

Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate

Lord Tyler took part in the 4th annual Bagehot debate on 6th June, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, at Huish Episcopi Adademy in Langport, Somerset. He spoke for the motion “It’s time for a new Magna Carta”, with assistance from Academy pupil Douglas Stephenson.  Their opponents, speaking against the motion, were Lord Norton . . . → Read More: Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate