Today in the House of Commons Wendy Morton raised with the leader of the House the decision of Walsall Council not to participate in the trial of voter identification at forthcoming elections.

‘I am dismayed that Walsall Council should decline to take part in a trial that will strengthen the validity of a poll. Sadly there is a history of electoral fraud within the borough. I expect the Council and councillors to support those practices that can be employed to detect and prevent fraud not only for postal ballots but at polling stations as well.’

Mrs Morton added; ‘I fear it is those involved in politics that practice electoral fraud for the advantages that they see it providing. It is not practiced by ordinary residents yet they are the ones that suffer the injustice. Walsall Council’s decision should be reviewed.’