Poor people to be disenfranchised – and EDDC was the trailblazer!

Story here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-roll-conservatives-boris-johnson-labour-cabinet-office-register-a9179716.html

EDDC Electoral officer and CEO used “light touch” as the reason/excuse when he “lost” 6,000+ voters from the electoral roll in 2014 (that and not wanting his canvassers out in the dark were just two of his reasons at the time):

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/10/13/highlights-of-mr-williams-audio-transcript-of-evidence-to-the-parliamentary-select-committee-on-voter-engagement/

At that time it was also the poorer and more itinerant renters who were not contacted or followed up.

The Tories, having realised that poorer and rent-trapped people were more likely not to register to vote, jumped at the chance to do their best to ensure they never reach the electoral roll again.

Nice one Boris – bet you’ve made Mr Williams very proud! Maybe he will even get a gong for it like Swire got for cosying up to Cameron!