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Prisoners lose Supreme Court ruling over right to vote

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 told the Commons that the ruling was "a great victory for common sense".

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 16 Oct 2013
  • From the section UK
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