Source: Labour Party UK
Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, responding to the latest estimate by the Electoral Commission that up to 9.4 million were not correctly registered to vote, said:
“A million more people than previous estimates are not registered to vote correctly – that is absolutely shocking.
“The Tories know that when lots of people are registered to vote, they are less likely to do well in elections, which is why the government has done nothing to address this unprecedented democratic crisis. The Prime Minister even tried to fix the date of when a general election might happen to make it harder for students to take part.
“Ahead of the most important General Election for a generation, it’s vital that every eligible voter can have their say, which is why Labour’s social media teams and our army of activists on the doorsteps will be working hard to increase voter registration.”
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