Tory MPs have urged the Government to get a move on in introducing new rules that would ensure people have to produce ID when they vote. Gary Streeter, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, told the Commons on Thursday the commission has “recommended strongly since 2014” the use of ID at polling stations. He added: “It’s now a matter for Government and for this House to introduce this more robust new provision.” Sir Eric Pickles’ recent review into electoral fraud also backed introducing ID checks when people vote.
Such measures generated support among Tory MPs during Thursday’s questions to the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission.
Shipley MP Philip Davies said he had “long-standing, serious concerns” about electoral fraud in some parts of Bradford.