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Former Tory minister Rees-Mogg calls voter ID law “gerrymandering”, saying it hurt elderly Conservative voters in the recent local elections. Government ministers have denied partisan motives.
England’s local elections are expected to cause heavy losses for the Conservative Party on Thursday, potentially pushing backbench Tory unrest. Meanwhile, voter ID requirements will affect non-Conservative supporters, with up to two million voters lacking the necessary ID.
The UK government has changed the law, requiring people in England to show ID when voting. The opposition claims the move is an attempt by the Tories to sway future elections by preventing certain demographics from voting, particularly those unlikely to vote Conservatives.
Controversial new voter ID rules are due to affect local elections in May 2023 despite warnings from officials that there isn’t enough time.
Attempts to enforce new Voter ID requirements could lead to many thousands of voters being turned away. Here is why it is going to be tough to challenge the Government's ruse to stop young people voting.
The new Elections Act weakens the UK’s claim to be a beacon of democracy as 1.1 million people may not cast a vote at future parliamentary elections as a result of this reform.