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Prescott: Prisoner votes are a 'human rights issue'

MPs will debate whether people serving time in jail should be allowed to vote in elections.

The government wants to change the rules and allow some prisoners to take part in the democratic process, following a ruling in the European Court of Human Rights that a ban on voting is unlawful.

But some Conservatives are expected to reject the plans.

The former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott spoke to Breakfast News about the debate.

  • 10 Feb 2011
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