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David Hanson MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, responding to the news that the Electoral Commission has contacted the Home Office over concerns that voters have not received Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate information, said:

“Despite warnings from the Electoral Reform Society that next week’s polls could result in the lowest turnout in any nationwide election in British history, the Government’s shambolic handling of these elections continues.

"Not only are voters being asked to phone a number to get information about candidates sent to them, but we now learn that the leaflets have not been received with the election just one week away. 

“It was this Home Secretary’s decision to hold these elections in the dark and cold month of November, with no candidate information sent out as it normally would be, for a position that very few people understand under an unfamiliar voting system.

“This is yet another chapter in the Home Office’s book on how not to conduct an election.”

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