Call for crack UK-US unit to thwart Russian meddling in Western elections

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Shadow Frontbench Defence Policy


Western nations need a crack new unit to foil foreign interference in elections, Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey will warn tomorrow. The Labour frontbencher will outline plans for a Democratic Resilience Centre - led by the UK and US - to thwart overseas meddling in ballots. He will unveil the proposal when he addresses the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC at lunchtime on Tuesday. The centre is the key recommendation from a policy paper Mr Healey publishes in the morning with British defence and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute.