Tuesday 20 November 2018 / 9:00 AM Cat Smith

It’s unacceptable that the Government is refusing to tell Parliament the cost of the next round of voter ID trials – Cat Smith

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, commenting on the Government’s refusal to provide evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the cost of the next round of voter ID trials, said:

“It’s unacceptable that the Government is refusing to tell Parliament the cost of the next round of voter ID trials.

“After the fiasco we saw at this 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 an expensive scheme which prevents people from voting.

“The introduction of Voter ID is unnecessary, undemocratic and unpopular. The Tories should stop trying to make it harder for people to vote and abandon their proposals immediately.”