Envision Grads join Radio4 to debate Labour policy

Giving their response to Miliband's call to lower the voting age to 16

Last night Envision Grads, Victoria Solademi and Abdul Hye, spoke to BBC Radio 4 World Tonight programme this week, to share their thoughts on Ed Miliband's rabble-rousing speech delivered on the last day of the Labour Party Conference.

Just an hour after the Labour leader had finished giving his speech, Victoria and Abdul joined BBC journalist, Paul Moss, in a busy Birmingham cafe to give their response to the policy announcements.

As passionate advocates of the Votes at 16 campaign both students were excited by Miliband's pledge to lower the voting age to 16.

As young people we are already making big decisions. We have to start taking responsibility for ourselves and those around us. Lowering the voting age means we have a say on how our government runs.

Abdul Hye

The Envision students were joined by prominent local businessman, Tom Keeley and Labour activitist and Director of Social Action Business, Julia Higginbottom who spoke about their impressions of Miliband and the implications of the announcements to freeze energy prices and increase corporation tax.

If you missed the discussion on the World Tonight you can listen again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bdsyr and jumping to 18:40