Prisoners ‘could sue’ if denied vote in general election – The Observer

Posted February 8th, 2010 in elections, news, prisons by sally

“Tens of thousands of prisoners could sue if they are not allowed to vote in this year’s general election, the government is being warned.The UK, one of the few countries in the world to impose a blanket ban on prisoners voting, must give those held behind bars the vote in order to comply with a European legal ruling, dating back six years. However, ministers have been procrastinating on the issue, fearing that it will prove unpopular with the electorate.”

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The Observer, 7th February 2010