Disappointing news from the Lords: last night they narrowly voted to reject a motion to stop 1.9m people being deleted from the voting register in December. The government will now go ahead with changes that will disenfranchise a swathe of voters across the country before elections in May.
Worse still, because the new register will be used to calculate constituency boundaries for the next election, these changes could skew the political landscape of the UK for years to come. Areas with lots of voters who haven’t been transferred to the new register will get fewer seats in Parliament.
That’s why we are working with other campaigns to get as many people on the voting register before December. Every voter we register is one more person the government can’t delete. You can help! You can now register to vote online. Please forward this email to anyone you know who might not be registered.