Nearly 1,000 second home voters purged
My thanks to Cornwall's election officials for confirming that so far this year, 947 people who were eligible to vote in last year's general election have been purged from the register.
They were deleted as part of the campaign to cross-reference the electoral register with the separate register of people who claim a council tax discount.
Cornwall Council won't give me further details, but if we average that countywide figure of 947 across the six Parliamentary constituencies, we get the potential for 158 illegally-cast votes in each. Making marginal seats now seem even more marginal.