Action is needed to defeat electoral fraud in H&F

ballot_box-100x100It is excellent news that the Government has agreed stronger safeguards against electoral fraud. There are plans to:

  • prevent the intimidation and undue influence of voters at the hands of activists and supporters
  • end the dubious practice of postal vote harvesting, and
  • consider measures for nationality checking that will prevent fraudulent voter registrations

The Government adds that:

“Local authorities will be invited to apply to trial different types of identification, including forms of photo ID such as driving licenses and passports, or formal correspondence such as a utilities bill to prove their address backed by a signature check.”

I have asked Hammersmith and Fulham Council to apply to be a pilot.

It is most disappointing that the Labour Party nationally is opposing the anti fraud drive – with the insulting claim that poor people are too stupid to deal with ID requirements. It is also hypocritical given that Labour require ID for their own internal party elections.

 

One thought on “Action is needed to defeat electoral fraud in H&F

  1. Yes, this needs to happen and there are no good reasons for opposing it.

    It is especially important in this borough because it is a marginal.

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