Fury as students ‘openly boast of voting TWICE’ for Corbyn’s Labour – rules review called : Express.

THE government has signalled that it will review election rules after an MP claimed students are openly boasting about voting twice in the election.

Amid concerns that Labour support was boosted by illegal double voting by students and abuse of postal voting, Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom told MPs there was a need to “investigate” abuse of the democratic process.

Ms Leadsom was responding to a concern raised by Wellingborough Tory MP Peter Bone who said that boasts by Leftwing students of voting where they went to university and in their home constituencies had been posted online.

He said: “It has been brought to my attention that people can be registered to vote in a general election in two places.I am registered in London and in my constituency.

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Election rules review after students ‘openly boast of voting TWICE’ for Corbyn’s Labour

“However, a number of students are bragging on social media that they voted not only where they live, but where they go to university. That is an abuse, so could we have a statement from the Cabinet Office on that matter next week?”

The issue was also raised by Shipley Tory MP Philip Davies, who was targeted by a Leftwing hate campaign during the election.

He raised concerns that the postal vote system was not only allowing double voting but also meant that in some communities votes were being stolen off women as the head of the household made multiple votes.

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The government has signalled that it will review election rules

He said: “Not only has it helped people vote more than once in elections, but in certain parts of Bradford it has been known to be abused for a considerable time, and I might add that it has effectively deprived many women of the vote in those communities.

“These are serious issues that many people are concerned about, so may we have a debate on the abuse of postal voting?”

Responding to Mr Bone, Mrs Leadsom said: “We must get to the bottom of people deliberately voting twice, which I understand is illegal.

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3 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:
    Should this be true, then moves need to be made to ensure that one vote by one person is maintained and this could be done by asking for national Insurance numbers when registering to vote or allow everyone 2 votes. Another way could be to ensure that every voting card carries a picture of the official voter, but this would discriminate against those voters who do not have photographs and will not get round the postal vote problem. But do not use this as an excuse to withdraw postal votes as this is a bonus for those will mobility problems.

    With regards to husbands voting for their wives and maybe adult children, then this is more complicated, as this could be done through postal votes and the signature , which should be a check, may not always be, as the husbands could apply by them signing as their relative.. Even fingerprint will not work for postal, as the husband could just implant the relatives fingerprint, but still not allow them to vote.

    Currently I cannot think of a way, but more than likely there will be.

    Aren’t humans devious creatures.

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