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If Labour gets into office it will rig the electoral system for its own benefit

Widening the franchise will guarantee Labour governments for the foreseeable future

By Jason Reed  

Will he brick himself up in No 10? Photo: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire/PA Images

Back in October, when the general election bill was tearing through parliament faster than a squirrel that’s just seen Jo Swinson, something very significant occurred in which the election was almost handed to Labour before the campaign period had even begun. Opposition MPs tabled amendments to grant voting rights to two new groups for the first time ever: 16- and 17-year-olds, and EU citizens living in the UK.

Then-Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle jettisoned those amendments, no doubt winning over countless…

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