However, the Home Office seems to be lethargic. Its post-election review - which nodded in the direction of a rolling register but baulked at possible cost (what price democracy?) - is now gathering dust. Baroness Blatch, the new minister responsible for electoral matters, should now dust it off and advance plans to modernise the voter registration system, boost effective local and national publicity campaigns and improve disabled access to polling stations and voting procedures.
Perhaps I could be helpful. My Private Member's Bill, which commands support from MPs of all political parties, proposes all the above and with Government time could go quickly through the Commons.
MP for North East Derbyshire (Lab)
House of Commons
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