Debates between Baroness Noakes and Lord Adonis during the 2019 Parliament

Mon 21st Mar 2022
Elections Bill
Lords Chamber

Lords Hansard - Part 1 & Committee stage: Part 1

Elections Bill

Debate between Baroness Noakes and Lord Adonis
Lords Hansard - Part 1 & Committee stage
Monday 21st March 2022

(2 years, 3 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Noakes Portrait Baroness Noakes (Con)
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I am sorry that I do not have chapter and verse with me, but the Electoral Commission has called for voter ID since 2014. As I said, Northern Ireland has used it for nearly 40 years.

I find it quite extraordinary that polling station procedures in Great Britain are virtually the same today as they were when I started voting 50 years ago. It is quite remarkable.

Lord Adonis Portrait Lord Adonis (Lab)
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If the system works well, why change it? I thought it was a good Conservative principle that, when it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.

Baroness Noakes Portrait Baroness Noakes (Con)
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The world has changed very considerably in the past half a century.