Conor McGinn, Labour’s MP for St Helens North, responding to the news that changes in the electoral registration system mean around one million people will lose their votes, said:
“The Tories have rushed through changes to the electoral registration system, and now around one million people are set to lose their votes.
“There are major local elections here in St Helens next year. And soon we have a big choice to make about whether Britain stays in the EU. But if people aren’t on the electoral register, they will not be able to vote and have their say. They could even face an хЃ80 fine and find it harder to get a credit card or a mobile phone contract.
“It is important that everyone in St Helens registers to vote. It’s quick and easy – you can register in just three minutes by going to gov.uk/register-to-vote.”