MPs debate voting by prisoners

11 February 2011

David Davis, Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden and Jack Straw, Labour MP for Blackburn, moved a Backbench business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 February on the subject of voting by prisoners

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate and view the list of MPs who voted in the debate. Also find more information on some of the current parliamentary material available on prisons in the Topics section of the Parliament website.

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published its fifth report on voting by convicted prisoners: Summary of Evidence. This report summarises this evidence and was intended to help the House in its deliberations when it debated prisoners' voting rights.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library regularly produce briefing notes which inform MPs about key issues. The Library has produced a standard note on prisoners’ voting rights.

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