Jeremy Corbyn has shot himself in the foot with his latest tweet over ID requirements when voting.
The Labour leader made an obvious error while writing his latest tweet which has so far been retweeted over 1,300 times.
The tweet read: “One hundred years since women’s suffrage, the Tories are trying to put up barriers to people exercising the right to vote. ID checks at polling stations are a cynical attempt to block people from voting because they know their rigged system isn’t working.”
What Mr Corybn fails to understand is that ID requirement when voting would, in fact, strengthen the electoral integrity and result in a more accurate representation of the population’s views.
Mr Corbyn does not understand that many University students voted twice for the Labour party last year, yet he is attempting to blame the Conservatives for ‘blocking people from voting’?
People should only be allowed to vote if they can prove who they are and that they are eligible.
This Twitter user made an excellent point.
Young Labour voter FINED after boasting about voting TWICE in general election
Mohammad Zain Qureshi who voted for Labour twice has been fined for his actions.
The 21-year-old man from Harold Road, Waltham Forest pled guilty to the offence.
Police tracked him down after he gloated about it on Twitter, openly bragging that he voted twice.
was fined £150.00, was ordered to pay £200.00 towards prosecution costs and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30.00.
Nigel Farage warned that thousands of young people were registered in multiple locations and voted twice for Labour.
“Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21 (2.1.1996) of Harold Road, Waltham Forest appeared at Thames Magistrates Court, Bow on Monday, 18 December, where he pleaded guilty to the offence, which is contrary to section 61(2)(a)(i)ofthe Representation of the People Act 1983, an illegal practice under that Act.
Qureshi voted twice in the election after he was registered twice at his home address with a minor variance of his name.
Following the election, an allegation was reported to police in relation to a social media post by an unknown person on Twitter. The Twitter user openly declared on polling day that they had voted twice for the Labour Party, once by postal vote and a second time in person at the polling station.
Following enquiries by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Special Enquiry Team, Qureshi was identified. He was interviewed on 22 August in connection with the allegation and subsequently charged with the offence.
As a result of his guilty plea, Qureshi was fined £150.00, was ordered to pay £200.00 towards prosecution costs and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30.00.
In addition to the court sentence, as the offence he committed was an illegal practice under the Representation of the People Act 1983, he faced additional sanctions in that he is not capable of being registered as an elector or voting at any parliamentary election in the United Kingdom or at any local government election in Great Britain, nor permitted to being elected to the House of Commons or holding any such elected office for a period of three years.”