Exclusive research commissioned by Best for Britain and undertaken by Number Cruncher Politics showed that 7.9 million people eligible to vote in the European elections, scheduled for Thursday 23rd May 2019, would not have their voice heard.
Every region has hundreds of thousands of people missing. Figures are particularly large among EU citizens, private renters and young people.
Matt Singh, of Number Cruncher Politics, who undertook the analysis:
“Because electoral registers contain many inaccuracies, far fewer people are registered to vote than it might appear from their size.
“This, in turn, means that millions of those eligible to vote are not registered to do so. This group differs from the eligible population as a whole - notably being younger, and likelier to be private renters - than the average.”
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