Some suggest that 1.9m people will be dropped from the voting register in December. This is because the system used to register to vote has and is changing in order to tackle fraud. I have welcomed Joe Smith, a Penwith College Student, to my team as part of his A-Level studies and Joe is taking a particular interest in this issue and electoral registration in general. I have set Joe with the task of encouraging young people to register to vote.
We need to do all we can to ensure people understand the changes to the system and register to vote.
That’s why I am working with others to get as many people on the voting register before December. You can help! You can now register to vote online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Please forward this email to anyone you know who might not be registered.