The Tories “don’t want you to vote” in local elections

Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservatives “don’t want you to vote” in the upcoming elections after the party refrained from posting anything about the looming deadline for registrations.

You are required to register by 17 April to vote in the local and mayoral elections in England on 3 May, but the Tories have yet to send out any reminders about the cut-off.

That’s in stark contrast to the elections in 2016, when they sent out a prominent warning on their Facebook page.

Labour is expected to take several key seats from the Tories in London, targeting Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea for the first time, as well as Wandsworth council and Barnet, which is currently under no overall control.

Mr Corbyn attacked Kensington & Chelsea’s performance, which was branded “unacceptable” by the Government in the wake of the Grenfell fire.

He also vowed to bring privatised services in Barnet back in-house, claiming Tory reforms have made workers “worse off”.

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