Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:48

Watchdog urges peers to block plans to take 1.9m names off electoral roll

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Electoral Commission says people risk being disenfranchised if new system of voter registration is brought in too soon

The electoral watchdog has advised peers to block the government’s plans to delete up to 1.9 million people from the voting register in December.

Ahead of a debate in the House of Lords next week, the Electoral Commission warned that there was a risk that people could be disenfranchised at next May’s elections because the government was trying to bring in its new system too soon.

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