Does it matter how young or old an MP is?

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…

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