Urgent inquiry into European election ‘debacle’ demanded by Scottish Government

An inquiry must be held as “a matter of urgency” after EU citizens living in the UK were denied the chance to vote in the European Parliament election, according to Mike Russell.

Thousands complained on social media under the hashtag #Deniedmyvote, citing apparent administrative errors by local councils, when they tried to cast their vote on Thursday.

In a letter sent to Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and the Electoral Commission, the Scottish Government’s Constitutional Relations Secretary said it was an  “outrageous deprivation of democratic rights”.

He wrote: “It is a disgrace that…
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