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PM: 'No votes for prisoners'

The Prime Minister has insisted that "prisoners are not getting the vote." Conservative MPs reacted angrily to a report in the Guardian that ministers are preparing to comply with a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Government 'clear' that prisoners should not vote

Conservative MPs reacted angrily after it was claimed the coalition is poised to introduce legislation to give prisoners the vote. Credit: PA

A Government spokeswoman said: "We are considering the implications of the ECHR decision but we're clear that when people go to prison they lose their right to vote."

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