8 nasty surprises buried in the small print of the Tory election manifesto

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Buried in the 84-page document, you’ll find a number of nasty surprises on the way from the Tories that you might not have spotted.

Here’s what you’ll find if you check the small print.

1. You’re going to need ID to vote

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In a bid to combat in-person voter fraud the Tories are going to change the law so you have to take ID with you when you vote.

The problem is, there’s little evidence that in-person voter fraud actually happens.

Of 51.5 million votes cast in elections in 2015, there were 481 cases of alleged electoral fraud.

Of these, the vast majority were not voting offences. More than half were campaigning offences – such as complaints about candidates making false statements about opponents, expenses offences or issues to do with campaign posters or flyers.

Just 123 alleged cases related to voter fraud, with 26 cases of impersonating another…

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