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Sinn Féin raises voter registration concerns with British Labour Party Parliamentary Grouping

5 May, 2004


Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin, North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan and North Belfast MLA Kathy Stanton today meet with representatives of the British Labour Party Parliamentary Grouping in Stormont. Speaking after the meeting Mr McLaughlin said:

"Sinn Fein raised a number of issues with the British Labour Party Parliamentary Grouping.

"We are particularly concerned that a further 20,00 voters have been wiped off the latest electoral register published yesterday. Sinn Fein believe that unless the electoral legislation that the SDLP and unionists lobbied for is substantially amended that year on year more people will be disenfranchised, especially people with special needs and people from working class communities.

"We believe that in particular the need for annual registration should be removed.

"Sinn Fein also briefed the British Labour Party Parliamentary Grouping on the impact of the failure of the British government to act on the Cory recommendation and initiate an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane." ENDS

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