Hirst v UK

Should prisoners have the right to vote?

In Hirst v UK (2005) the ECtHR ruled that a blanket ban on prisoners voting violated Article 3 in a case that David Cameron described as making him feel physically ill. 

After years of delay, finally in 2017, then justice secretary David Lidington proposed granting the vote to prisoners on temporary licence, which would affect around 100 prisoners at any one time.