voter id

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force
Politics

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force

Many of the new bills passed at the last-minute back in April come into force today, including the Borders Bill and the Policing Bill. Here’s a round-up of what they are and why some have proven extremely controversial.

MPs vote through ‘deeply depressing’ voter ID laws
Elections

MPs vote through ‘deeply depressing’ voter ID laws

The voter ID law will make it mandatory for people to prove their identity in elections, sparking fears among disenfranchised groups.

Voter ID plans could stop a million people from voting, say MPs
Elections

Voter ID plans could stop a million people from voting, say MPs

Ministers have not come up with enough evidence to prove the voter ID proposals are justified, a committee said.

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