Millions in UK face disenfranchisement under voter ID plans

Labour says bill to be published on Monday is tantamount to US Republican-style ‘voter suppression’

Millions of voters could be disenfranchised under “discriminatory” plans due to be unveiled on Monday that will force people to carry identification to cast a ballot, Labour has warned.

Ahead of the introduction of the elections bill to parliament, the shadow democracy minister, Cat Smith, said the sweeping changes were tantamount to US Republican-style “voter suppression”.

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