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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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Tory MPs 'won't vote' for prisoner voting plans

Government sources are playing down the speculation over plans to give prisoners the vote, saying no decision has been taken.

But the reports were enough to draw an immediate response from Conservative MPs.

Nick de Bois, secretary of the influential 1922 committee of Tory backbenches, tweeted:

Tory colleague Douglas Carswell added:

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith wrote:

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