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Why we have nothing to fear from voter ID

A trial has, predictably, sent Labour into meltdown. But not only is their response disingenuous—it's deeply misguided

By Charlotte Gill  

Corbyn's Labour is worried about voter rights. But introducing voter ID could make democracy more secure. Photo: PA

In order to strengthen the voting identification process, the Tories are introducing checks in five areas in a trial that could be extended nationwide, should it work successfully.

This move seems largely about the risk of students double-voting, as they are allowed to register for elections both at home at university. Suspicions about their activities has not arisen out of nowhere; last year, the Electoral Commission received over 1,000 complaints and…

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