Prime Minister’s questions last week prompted criticism from Harriet Harman, leader of the Labour Party, about Conservative plans to draw up constituency boundary changes now.
Harman argued that with the electoral register in its current state- with only a third of black people registered to vote, and with only half of young people on the register- the government’s plans to introduce boundary changes will render the system at large unfair, further alienating those not on the electoral roll.
While Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has also conceded that there is a problem with the register, Cameron was quick to hit back at Harman, blaming thirteen years of Labour bureaucracy for the problem.
Harman’s comments also echoed those of Jack Straw who commented on the issue last week, highlighting the fact that should the reforms be introduced now, the government’s proposals will deepen the risk of eligible people not voting.
Other topics covered included the tightening of laws over gun ownership and civil liberties.
by Richard Sudan