Friday 11 January 2019 / 1:49 PM Cat Smith

We cannot let 2019 be the year that the Tories get away with closing down democracy by preventing people voting – Cat Smith

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, commenting on Leigh Day solicitors initiating proceedings to the High Court for a legal challenge against the Government’s voter ID plans, said:

“We cannot let 2019 be the year that the Tories get away with closing down democracy by preventing people voting, which is why Labour is supporting this legal challenge.

“This case is about defending everyone’s right to vote, and we applaud Neil for standing up against the Government’s unnecessary, undemocratic and unpopular plans.

“After the fiasco we saw at last year’s local elections, with hundreds of legitimate voters turned away from polling stations, it’s a disgrace that the Tories are ploughing on with proposals that could be unlawful.”