Plymouth Live story about student voter registration

Plymouth Live is currently running a story saying the Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into claims Plymouth students were illegally registered to vote.

We would like to make it clear this is not the case.

The Electoral Commission has received a query about student registration in Plymouth and has asked for our help in responding, as would be expected.

We have worked very hard to ensure that everyone in the city who is eligible to vote has been given the opportunity to do so.

We are confident that our process for registering students is fully compliant with the law and that we have followed all guidance from the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education and the Electoral Commission, as well as best practice.

The Electoral Commission has confirmed that this query has not prompted any formal investigation.