That’s the question posed by a request HarperCollins are making of Parliamentary candidates. In the name of putting together a book aimed at encouraging first time voters to vote, the book publishers are asking for year of birth.
Now, for most candidates their age is not exactly a secret and is already available in plenty of places. But it does prompt the question: does it matter when an MP or candidate was born?
Is age a useful indicator of experience or how good an MP would be at representing people of different ages?
Over to you…