Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, responding to reports that hundreds of voters were disenfranchised in voter ID pilots, said:

“As we feared, legitimate and honest voters have been denied their right to vote because of these undemocratic and unpopular pilot schemes.

“Time and time again Labour has warned that Voter ID will make it harder for people to vote but the Conservatives have pushed on with their blatant attempt to rig the result of future elections by voter suppression.

“After another round of shambolic pilot schemes, it’s clear that Voter ID has no place in our democracy and should be abandoned immediately.”

A joint letter has been sent from opposition parties  opposing this cynical move as we where of 800 voters being turned away during an ID trial during the local elections.

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