12 top Tories fail to tweet at all about voter registration

They don't want everyone to be registred to vote.

Twelve leading Tories have not tweeted about registering to vote this election campaign – backing up Labour claims that the Tories do not want mass voter registration.

While the Tories are mostly silent, Jeremy Corbyn has encouraged his followers to register to vote 16 times in the last day and a half – including retweeting enouragement from celebrities like Raheem Sterling, Stormzy and KSI.

Young people, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and people who rent their homes are less likely to be registered to vote and more likely to vote for Labour..

We used allmytweets.net to search the tweets of 14 top Tories to see if the word “register” comes up in the context of encouragement to register to vote. They managed only two tweets between them.

Boris Johnson

No tweets

Theresa May

No tweets

Michael Gove

No tweets

Dominic Raab

No tweets

Amber Rudd

No tweets

James Cleverly

No tweets

Andrea Leadsom

No tweets

Ben Wallace

No tweets

Gavin Williamson

No tweets

Liz Truss

No tweets

Matt Hancock

No tweets

Priti Patel

No tweets

Sajid Javid

One tweet, on November 19, without a link to the voter registration page.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

One tweet, on October 30th. For context, this is the same number of times he has tweeted his own poetry and made puns about onions.

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