Lib Dems call for Inquiry as Lambeth denies EU citizens right to vote


Lambeth Liberal Democrats are calling for an inquiry into Lambeth Council's handling of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections after it emerged that EU citizens received crucial voter registration forms after the deadline to apply had already passed.

EU citizens in the UK who want to vote in the UK’s European Parliamentary elections on 23rd May have to fill out a supplementary registration form. The deadline to submit the form was 7th May, but Lambeth Council’s letters to many EU citizens in the borough landed on doormats on 8th May.

“It’s bad enough that EU citizens were not allowed to vote in the EU referendum in 2016,” said Helen Thompson, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Streatham Constituency, whose Spanish partner received the letter on 8th May.

“Now Lambeth Labour has stopped EU citizens from making their voice heard in the European Parliamentary elections, when they would have had the chance to show their support for the UK remaining in the EU by voting for pro-remain parties like the Liberal Democrats.”

Read the full story in Brixton Buzz http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2019/05/lib-dems-call-for-inquiry-as-lambeth-council-denies-eu-citizens-right-to-vote/

If you have been affected by the issues in this article, please contact us on hello@lambethlibdems.org.uk 


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