MPs to debate changes to help abuse victims to vote

8 Feb 2018

Plans to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to register to vote anonymously are to be debated by MPs. Ministers have vowed to help women wary of signing up to the electoral roll and giving personal details for fear they will be traced by an abusive partner.

The changes will see refuge workers and medical staff able to act as witnesses, and evidence other than a court order being accepted as part of the process. Campaigners want anonymity to last indefinitely not just 12 months as now.