Millions of voters are set to lose out as the Tories attempt to disadvantage Labour at the next General Election.
In a move to reduce the number of MPs to 600, the Tories have instructed the Boundary Commission to propose new electoral boundaries. To meet this target, they will attempt to balance out the number of electors that each MP will have.
Parliament instructed the Boundary Commission to use the Electoral Register from 1st December 2015. The problem is that this register is missing millions of names.
Those people missing are more likely to be:
- in urban areas;
- private renters or recent movers;
- EU Nationals;
- those with learning disabilities;
- young people;
- those from poorer backgrounds.
These groups will receive less representation in Parliament. This political inequality will be weaved into the fabric of our House of Commons.
With an estimated eight million voters missing from the register, there is a strong case for using the June 2016 register.
That is why I am launching a petition calling on the Government to change course and ensure that all groups receive fair representation, not just those on the register on 1st December 2015.
Please sign my petition below calling on the Government to use the June 2016 register.