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Another nail hammered into the coffin of broken Britain
Hundreds of thousands of students could miss out on voting in the General Election after government suits rolled out a new registration system.
Now the Labour party claim almost a million voters have vanished off the electoral roll in the last year due to changes stopping your uni registering you to vote – you have to do it yourself.
Beloved Aardman creation Ed Miliband said the new system was a “scandal” and denied students a voice in the election.
Labour studies say they have seen a plunge in registered voters at Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, Leicester, Nottingham, Brighton, Durham and Hull.
A survey of 373 local authorities found an overall reduction of 950,845 voters: in London, the drop was around 100,000 voters.
Ed, 45, made a speech at Sheffield Hallam in Nick Clegg’s constituency, claiming the “missing million” is the Coalition’s fault.
He said: “In the last year almost one million people have fallen off the Electoral Register, hundreds of thousands of them young people.
“This is a direct consequence of the Government’s decision to ignore warnings that rushing through new individual voter registration would damage democracy.”
Lib Dem bosses hit back, accusing Ed of “scaremongering” and “political point-scoring”.
Tom Brake, the Lib Dem Deputy Commons Leader said: “Labour must have forgotten it began the policy of individual electoral registration while it was in government.
“Instead of scaremongering, Labour should be working with its own local authorities to ensure that the large amount of money available is spent helping people, particularly students, register to vote.
“Labour also seems keen to hide the fact that the Coalition has made it extremely easy to register to vote – it can be done online in a couple of minutes.”
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