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Photo ID at polling station

Labour Party members in Cam, Dursley and Berkeley have condemned plans to suppress voter turnout in general and local elections by forcing people to show photo ID at the polling station.

Labour Party members in Cam, Dursley and Berkeley have condemned plans to suppress voter turnout in general and local elections by forcing people to show photo ID at the polling station.

They fear the move would see many people losing their vote because not everyone has a driving licence or passport.

Branch chair Tim Lezard said: “Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next general election.

“These unjust and unnecessary proposals will hit the poorest hardest. The Tories should not be allowed to shut down our democracy by making it harder for people to vote.”

In-person voter fraud is incredibly rare with just 28 allegations out of 44.6 million votes and only one conviction.

In the UK, 3.5 million people don’t have any form of photo ID and if checks required a driving licence or passport, 11 million people would be unable to vote.

The Labour Party is encouraging people to sign a petition here

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/277121