Scotland follows Wales in opposing controversial Elections Bill

By Paul Marinko | 04 October 2021

The Scottish Government has paved the way for Scotland to follow Wales in refusing to recommend consent for the UK Elections Bill.

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Sweeney lodged a legislation consent memorandum in the Scottish Parliament last week recommending Holyrood refuses consent to the legislation, noting: ‘The Scottish Government considers that there is no evidence of significant electoral fraud to justify voter ID measures in Scotland’ 

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