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Sadiq Khan MP, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on the decision by the Government to allow prisoners to vote, said:

 “Nearly 29,000 prisoners serving sentences of four years or less will be given the vote as a result of the government’s decision. Those on such sentences have committed crimes such as domestic violence, burglary, wounding and assault. Law-abiding citizens will be concerned that serious and violent offenders will have a say in who runs this country”.

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