The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from two prisoners over the right to vote under European Union rules.
Convicted murderers Peter Chester and
George McGeoch had argued that EU law gave them a right to vote – even though they cannot under British law.
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter that the ruling was “a great victory for common sense”.
The European Court of Human Rights has previously told the UK to end the blanket ban on prisoners voting.
Parliament is considering legislation, but has not yet decided what to do.Share