Tory use of voter suppression is another cowardly act

Have a look at the following tweet, which we sent after #Windrush broke into the news. #Windrush was #racism yes, but with the added bonus to the Tories of suppressing Labour voters.

https://twitter.com/Wirral_In_It/status/985602316027027456?s=19

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As part of last week’s council elections, at selected polling stations, there was a trial of a voter ID requirement in order to be allowed to vote.

There are several problems with this trial:

  • Some people do not have photo ID (driving licence or passport) and there is a higher percentage of non-Tory voters who do not have such ID
  • The trial did not require photo ID but many staff and potential voters didn’t know that (non-photo) ID such as bank cards were acceptable to be allowed to vote
  • Polling stations where the trial took place were in wards whose result could directly affect which party would have control of the local council
  • The trial had not been tested legally before going ahead
  • There is negligible voter fraud in UK elections and, thus, absolutely no need for Voter ID

According to the Electoral Reform Society about 4000 voters were denied…

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