Posts Tagged ‘Prisoners’ Rights’

Prisoners’ voting rights – Labour’s shame

by Jon Lansman.

The fact that only seven Labour MPs (plus one teller) managed to struggle through the Noe lobby last night hardly spells a major renewal of Labour’s commitment to civil liberties. It was no more than the number of Lib Dems (out of a rather lower total) allowing them to continue to claim the mantle of […]

Prisoners’ right to vote

by Jon Lansman.

There’s something pretty galling about MPs opposing a prisoner’s right to vote when a prisoner who happens to be a Member of Parliament is, it seems, free to carry on being an MP provided they’re not sentenced to more than a year. In that context, a four year sentence doesn’t seem an ungenerous point at […]

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