In the recent Queen’s Speech, the Government formally announced their plans to introduce mandatory Voter ID at the next election. This policy, which requires voters to present photo ID to vote at polling stations in future elections and is set to cost millions of pounds at every election, is a total waste of taxpayers’ money.
Voting is safe and secure in Britain. You’re more likely to win the national lottery than be impersonated at an election. Ministers should be promoting confidence in our elections instead of spreading baseless scare stories which threaten our democracy.
Millions of people lack photo ID in this country, including people in Sheffield – in particular the elderly, low income and Black, Asian and ethnic minority voters. The Conservatives are reversing decades of democratic progress and urgently need to rethink this discriminatory and dangerous policy which will lock people out from having their say.