Peter Chester (pic: Blackpool Gazette) and George McGeoch
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Prisoners lose right to vote appeals

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 BBC's Clive Coleman has more details.

  • 16 Oct 2013
  • From the section UK
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