Ed Miliband has described fewer young people registering to vote when they turn 18 as "one of the great scandals" of this government.

Writing in the Independent today, the Labour leader draws on new figures which show less than half of young people are now likely to register when they reach the voting age.

Coinciding with National Voter Registration Day - which hopes to encourage 250,000 people to register before 20 April - Miliband writes: "This is not just a scandal, it is a disaster for our democracy."

Hundreds of thousands of people are losing the right to vote in our country because of decisions taken by ministers to rush through changes in the law.

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