Nick Herbert, the former minister for policing and criminal justice, has opposed prisoners getting the vote on the basis that it is a "civic right, not a fundamental human right".
In a blog for ConservativeHome, he added:
Today’s move is unlikely to solve the prisoner vote stand-off: it will merely kick the can down the street.
Theincreasing tension between the UK and Strasbourg cannot be left to fester, andthe prisoner voting issue is just one of a number that will require us to makesome hard choices.
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