Prisoners in the UK are demanding the right to vote. They claim that being disqualified from voting infringes their human rights. A test case is set to see how far this challenge could go.
If prisoners are successful they may very well be voting for their own party. A group of prisoners have formed their own party, the National Criminal Alliance, and they hope to contest all of the constituencies that have prisons.
Official spokesperson Ronnie 'The Dog' Grimes said "Obviously with the rise in the prison population there is a real chance that we could be elected if we get the vote. And there is no shortage of candidates. Our only problem at the moment is finding a law and order spokesperson. But we're working on it."
The BNP are concerned that they may lose votes to the NCA if their own part is criminalised. Party leader Dick Sniffin said "I want to distance myself from any criminal activity. We deplore what the NCA are trying to do. We do not support the rights of criminals."
In a bid to scupper the NCA's plans the Government is to step up its plans for the early release of many long serving criminals. It may lose some votes on the outside, but the political gain is far greater.