Sunak defends photo ID as Rees-Mogg admits attempt to manipulate results

20/05/2023 | The Guardian

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended controversial new laws that require voters to bring photo ID as "entirely reasonable". The news comes after Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested the change was intended to gerrymander election results in favour of the Conservative party. Despite Rees-Mogg's critical comments and reports of people being turned away from polling stations during the local elections in May, Sunak still stands by the new rules and even said he was "very comfortable" with them. Interestingly, Rees-Mogg also suggested that the policy had backfired on the Tories as it ended up suppressing the votes of people who were likely to support them.

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