Lib Dems Oppose Voter ID Proposals

A motion calling on local MPs to oppose government Voter ID proposals was debated at the meeting of Stockport Council on Thursday evening.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Tom Morrison, the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Cheadle, said: "The government should be encouraging more people to vote rather than making it harder. These measures will make it harder for some of the people least likely to vote for the government to be able to express their opinion. This looks like a political attempt to rig the system."

Local Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Mark Hunter, added: “This has been called ‘a solution looking for a problem’.  It is a nakedly political move by this Tory government to try to exclude the younger, the less well-off and those from a minority ethnicity from voting.  Of 58 million votes cast in 2019 there were only 33 allegations of impersonation, leading to one conviction and one caution.  We urge all our local MPs to support our democracy and act to oppose the government’s proposal.”

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