7,000 local people could lose their vote


There might not be an election for a while, but being registered matters right now. The government is cutting the number of MPs and basing the cuts on how many people are registered - not actual population. So fewer people registered here could mean Northampton loses out.

And if that wasn’t enough, not being registered to vote could also impact your credit rating. [3] This can make ordinary things like getting a phone contract, a credit card or buying a car more difficult.

Our political system isn’t perfect. But voting is one of the main ways we can hold our politicians to account.

So can you sound the alarm now with your neighbours, friends and family in Northampton so that they’re registered before Friday? Just share the graphic below or get in touch with someone now.