Talkin’ ’bout that representation

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Talkin’ ’bout that representation

Please note that this event is held at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX

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.

We at the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library are currently working on a project called Voting for Change.  The project will examine 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 the past and the votes for 16 campaign of the present.

  • 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.  Bring along your stories, memories and views you have about either campaign!  Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.

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

Suitable for adults and young people

Working Class Movement LibraryManchester Histories Festival