Press Statement: Hackney Council's election planning shambolic, says Hackney Greens

"Hackney Council's election planning has been shambolic, to put it nicely," said Hackney Green Party in a statement today.

"The Council’s mistakes have denied voters of their democratic rights and the people of Hackney are understandably angry. We hope there will be an inquiry into how, yet again, some people in Hackney have been denied their right to vote."

It emerged that some people would not be able vote in today’s General Election despite having registered before the deadline. According to a BBC report, the Council has admitted that near 100 Hackney residents would not be able to cast their vote after it experienced problems with the new Individual Registration System.

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