Should prisoners get the vote?
MPs have overwhelmingly voted to keep the ban on prisoners voting, in defiance of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. Is voting a privilege or a right?
The House of Commons' decision is not binding, but could put pressure on ministers to go against the Strasbourg court's decision.
Currently no UK prisoner is able to vote except those imprisoned for contempt, default or on remand, but the ban has been ruled unlawful by the European Court of Human Rights.
The government says it has been advised that unless the UK law is changed it could face compensation claims from prisoners costing well over £100m.
Who should be allowed to vote? Should people lose their right to vote when they commit a crime? Have you ever lost your right to vote? What is the law when it comes to voting in your country?
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