Argument: If you can vote at 18 you should be eligible to hold public office
- Christopher Leslie, UK elections minister. Department for Constitutional Affairs. January 28, 2005 - "If you can vote at 18 you should be eligible to be voted for"
- A spokesman for the UK Electoral Commission, 2005 - "The Commission believes that there is no reason why there should be a difference between the voting and candidacy age and that there are many people aged between 18 and 21 who will be able to act as effective elected representatives in the future."