IN this week's video column, Lesley Riddoch describes how the UK Government's voter ID law will disproportionately affect the most marginalised in society - and Scots.

The Tory plans are touted as a solution to voter fraud at polling stations - for which just three people have been convicted in seven years.

The law is expected to cost around £120 million and it has been met with criticism by pro-democracy groups for disenfranchising poorer voters.

Lesley calls the idea out and urges National readers to sign a petition to stop the Tories from enacting this plan which will disproportionately affect marginalised groups.

Those who oppose the plans can sign a petition here:

You can watch Lesley Riddoch's video below: