Wednesday 13 January 2021 / 6:16 PM Cat Smith

Cat Smith responds to the Government’s statement that the delay of May elections ‘remains under review’

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement in the Cabinet Office, in response to the Government’s statement that the delay of May elections ‘remains under review’, said:

 

“Ministers have had many months to make the necessary changes to protect our democratic process, but instead the statement today reveals a disorganised Government, unprepared for these important elections.

 

“Labour has consistently called for safer voting methods to be introduced, including voting over multiple days and all-postal voting.

 

“It is still unclear whether these elections will be postponed, leaving widespread uncertainty for local councils, electoral staff, candidates, campaigners and the public.

 

“The Government’s lack of preparation is as risk of forcing many people to choose between their health and their right to vote.”