Vote Leave, the official campaign who wants the UK to leave the European Union, have been accused of an attempt to disenfranchise those registering to vote today.
The campaign is accused of purchasing adverts on Google which claimed to register voters so that they could vote in the referendum. When the form was completed the voters weren’t actually registered but it instead sent details to the Vote Leave team.
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, and Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, said in a joint statement:
“It has come to our attention that Vote Leave appear to have paid for online advertising to ensure that their campaign website regarding registration is promoted ahead of the government website that directly enables citizens to register to vote”.
The Vote Leave campaign have yet to respond.