Tuesday 30 April 2019 / 12:01 AM Cat Smith / Voter Engagement

These voter ID pilots are a total waste of money – Cat Smith responds to Electoral Reform Society briefing

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, commenting on the Electoral Reform Society’s warning that the government’s mandatory voter ID plans could undermine the right to vote, said:

“At a time when millions of people are missing from the electoral roll, it takes a special kind of ignorance for the Government to be trying to make it harder for people to vote.

“These voter ID pilots are a total waste of money and will negatively impact ethnic minority communities, older people, disabled people and students.

“We cannot allow the Tories to undermine our democratic right to vote, which is why we’re calling on the Government to abandon these undemocratic and unpopular proposals.”