The government has seen off a fresh bid by Labour peers to lower the voting age to 16 in the planned referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
The House of Lords voted to reject an amendment challenging government figures on the cost of registering younger voters, by 263 votes to 246.
The government overturned a previous change to the EU Referendum Bill on the voting age, saying it would cost £6m.
Its victory marks the end of the parliamentary row over the legislation.
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