Watchdog warning over elections

By Mark Conrad and Dan Peters | 08 November 2023

It could take a generation to restore public confidence if there are major problems at the next General Election including with voter ID, a watchdog has warned.

Giving evidence to the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee last week, director of communications, policy and research at the Electoral Commission, Craig Westwood, said the occurrence of a ‘major problem’ would ‘fundamentally risk undermining public confidence’.

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