Scottish Independence Bid Prompts Salmond to Call for Lower Voting Age in General Election 2015

Scotland's outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond is to call on politicians to lower the voting age for all future elections after the referendum over independence led to an unprecedented electoral turnout.

Salmond will tell Scottish parliament that 16 and 17 year olds should have the right to vote at the general election 2015, as well as all others in England and Scotland.

Scottish parliament have an election in 2016 and the referendum over whether the UK should stay within the European Union will be held in 2017.

He will also set about holding politicians to the promise they made to No voters, that Scotland will be granted enhanced devolutionary powers in place of independence.

Some 55% of Scots voted against independence in the referendum on 18 September.

Over 70% of voters between the ages of 16-17 years old were for independence while the older generation predominantly chose to stay within the union with England.

A Scottish National Party (SNP) parliamentary group are set to also nominate their chosen successor to Salmond on 23 September.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Ed Miliband will be telling delegates at the opposition party's conference that Scots made the right decision in voting against independence while Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont will try and convince SNP supporters that the group has common ground with them.

Elsewhere, Prime Minister David Cameron held a meeting with Conservative members of the party to discuss limiting voting rights for Scottish MPs in an English parliament if the country is granted enhanced devolutionary powers over taxation and spend.