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Votes in Porridge

Yesterday during Justice Questions, my colleague James Gray (North Wiltshire) asked a vital question regarding votes for prisoners, which resonates through notions of national sovereignty, natural rights versus conferred rights, and the principle of incarceration. What was of particular concern was the Justice Secretary’s response: Prisoners given the right to vote under the Government’s proposals will vote by post or proxy in the constituency of their normal residence. That is the basis on which prisoners on remand and prisoners convicted but […]

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