MP urges young people to cast their vote in election

Local MP Corri Wilson is encouraging young people across Ayrshire to make sure they make their voice heard in the Holyrood election.

This comes amidst polling evidence showing young people are less likely to be certain to vote in the election than other age groups.

The Scottish Parliament election in May will be the first where 16 and 17 year olds will have the right to vote following the unanimous passage of the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill in June last year.

Scotland is only the second country in the European Union to lower the voting age to 16 for national elections.

Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, said: “It is hugely important that our young people know they can take a full part in Scottish Parliament elections.

“Their opinions matter, their voices should be heard, and their votes can make a difference to how our country is run. You can register online at”