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MP and ID cards

Posted by John Beacroft-Mitchell
Friday, March 24, 2006

Calder Valley MP, Chris McCafferty, has yet again backed the introduction of compulsory ID Cards.

Despite a manifesto commitment not to, Chris McCafferty has now voted with the Labour Government on three occasions this month to make ID Card registration compulsory for passport applicants and renewers.

The Labour General Election Manifesto 2005 clearly states that: “We [the Labour Party] will introduce ID Cards, including biometric data like finger prints, backed up by a national register and rolling out initially on a voluntary basis as people renew their passports.” What part of “voluntary” does the Labour Government not understand?

With more than three quarters of the population holding a valid UK passport, this is ID Card compulsion by the backdoor.

Chris McCafferty Voting Record

Previously, on the Hebweb

Hebden Royd Council votes to oppose ID Cards - June 2005

Discussion: June - October 2005