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Online electoral registration: not quite as novel at it sounds

Earlier this month Harrow Council caught the headlines for its new electoral registration system:

Harrow Council has become the first local authority in the country to take its electoral registration online.

As authorities across the country contact residents to ensure their details are added to the electoral register, Harrow will be asking people to respond to the annual canvass online.

The council said residents would be able confirm details “at the click of a button”, avoiding “cumbersome paper forms”.

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Conservative councillor news

Harrow: “Eileen Kinnear has been expelled by the Tories for ‘a number of serious group breaches’ … Councillor Kinnear, who represents Harrow on the Hill ward, is the second Conservative to face the boot in the past six months” (Harrow Observer. And do check out the picture.)

South Dorset: “Top Tory from Crossways guilty of theft and forgery … The prosecution claims the total amount stolen is around £58,000 but the defence believes the figure to be in the region of £30,000.” (Dorset Echo)

Poole: “Two Conservative councillors, who were previously suspended, have been expelled from the ruling party group. …

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