Clive Lewis MP, Labour’s MP for Norwich South, has urged people to register to vote during the National Voter Registration Drive this week. Responding to the news that changes in the electoral registration system mean almost 1,000 people have fallen off the register, Clive said:
“The Government have rushed through changes to the electoral registration system, and now around 800,000 people have fallen off the register across the country and may not even realise it.
“There are major local elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections here in Norwich this May. And soon we have a big choice to make about whether Britain stays in the EU. But if people aren’t on the electoral register, they will not be able to vote and have their say. They could even face an £80 fine and find it harder to get a credit card or a mobile phone contract.
“The message is to get registered and ask your friends and family to register. It’s quick and easy - you can register in just three minutes by going to gov.uk/register-to-vote.”