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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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Labour: 'Public deserve truth' on prisoner votes

Sadiq Khan attacked the Government's "sheer confusion" over prisoner voting rights. Credit: PA

Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, said the public "deserve the truth about the Government's intentions" on prisoners' voting rights:

"The Tory-led Government’s sheer confusion this morning over whether prisoners will or won’t get the vote is yet another illustration of the ridiculously shambolic way they are running our country.

"The public will be rightly concerned at reports prisoners could get a vote.

"If true, thousands of those serving sentences for serious and violent crimes such as wounding, assault and domestic violence would be given a say in who runs the country.

"Instead of the chaos of leaks and spin we’ve seen this morning, the public deserve the truth about the Government’s intentions.”

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