Tuesday 6 March 2018 / 10:06 AM Cat Smith / Voter Engagement

Cat Smith comments on letter from 40 charities to Government on decision to enforce voter ID

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, commenting on a letter from 40 charities and academics to the Minister for the Constitution calling on the Government to reconsider the decision to enforce voter ID at the local elections in May, said:

“Once again, the Conservative party has demonstrated that it is completely out of touch.

“The Government cannot ignore this warning from an unprecedented coalition of charities and academics and continue with their cynical plans to introduce voter ID.

“Rather than putting up unnecessary barriers to voting off the back of very little evidence, this Government must urgently rethink their plan, to keep democracy as open and accessible as possible.”