Tuesday 4 December 2018 / 10:19 AM Cat Smith

Voter ID legal challenge is vital for defending British democracy – Cat Smith

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, commenting on the launch of a legal challenge against the Government’s voter ID plans, said:

“This legal challenge is vital for defending British democracy and Labour is throwing our support behind it.

“We commend Neil for standing up for our democracy against a Government that is determined to make it harder for people to vote.

“The Tories’ voter ID plans are unnecessary, undemocratic and unpopular.

“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 proposals that could be unlawful.”