1.9 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE LOST THE RIGHT TO VOTE❌
AFTER THE HOUSE OF LORDS FAIL TO INFLICT A SECOND DEFEAT ON THE GOVERNMENT.❌
❌ Peers voted 257 to 246 in favour of the Government’s plans to introduce individual voter registration from December.
❌ From December, all household members must register by themselves or face being removed from the register.
❌The new Individual Electoral Registration (IER) process will particularly affect those in rented accommodation and urban areas, who are less likely to register, and students, because universities and colleges no longer ‘block register’ students living in halls of residence.
❌Despite warnings from the Electoral Commission about the dangers of disenfranchising legitimate voters, ministers believe many of the names are bogus and have speeded up by 12 months plans to “modernise” the system with individual registration.
” The Government has acted without reliable information on how many redundant entries will be removed at the end of this year and how many eligible electors will need to re-register ahead of May 2016.”
“Taking into account…the scale and importance of the polls scheduled for next May, we continue to recommend that the end of transition should take place in December 2016 as currently specified in legislation”
It concludes: “We therefore recommend that Parliament does not approve this order.”
❌Arguing for a delay, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tyler, a former MP, said he had never heard a statutory body express its view with “such clarity”.
“The official estimate is that 1.9 million people who are currently on the register and were on it at the general election in May will be dropped off it,” he said. “At a stroke, ministers are prepared to disenfranchise huge numbers of electors.”
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