In Brief: Mental hospital patients could be given right to vote
Mental hospital patients could be given the right to vote under proposed changes to the electoral system. A cross-party working party has recommended that the common law rule that psychiatric hospitals cannot be used as addresses for voter registration be overturned.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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