10,000 in the Wigan Borough.
This is a direct consequence of the Government’s decision to ignore warnings that rushing through new individual registration reforms would damage democracy.
This is nothing less than a scandal. The Government is sitting by and watching tens of thousands of people and in particular young people lose their democratic rights.
But young people must be heard, loud and clear, in the general election. That’s why I’m determined to do all I can to get local young people back on the electoral register, and casting their vote in May.
This General Election is an opportunity for young people to shape their future with better policies on housing, jobs and pay. So make you sure you have a voice – and then make sure you get heard – because the stakes for your generation are greater than ever.
Next week will see National Voter Registration Day. It only takes a few minutes to register and you can do so here. You will need your National Insurance details to complete the online form.