Thursday 23 May 2019 / 2:15 PM Cat Smith

Government solely to blame for chaos as EU citizens denied right to vote – Cat Smith

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, commenting on reports that EU citizens living the UK have been denied their right to vote, said:

“We repeatedly warned the government that European citizens living in the UK would be denied their right to vote because of its incompetent approach to Brexit.

“From day one, the Tories have buried their heads in the sand about these elections, even at the eleventh hour when it was clear that the government’s botched Brexit deal would not pass. This has caused havoc for electoral administrators tasked with delivering a national poll with extremely short notice.

“Labour pointed out on multiple occasions that EU citizens needed more time to return their declaration forms to ensure they can exercise their democratic right to vote. The government is solely to blame for this chaos.”