Local Government Elections

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th January 1967.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Whitaker Mr Benjamin Whitaker , Hampstead 12:00 am, 26th January 1967

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation before the next local elections to prohibit anybody voting more than once in such elections in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Whitaker Mr Benjamin Whitaker , Hampstead

As some 150,000 voters in the country, even outside Ulster, enjoy more than one vote, and as local elections are outside the terms of Mr. Speaker's Conference's investigation, will my right hon. Friend introduce one man, one vote into this country?

Photo of Miss Alice Bacon Miss Alice Bacon , Leeds South East

My hon. Friend's Question related to legislation before the next local elections, but, as he will know, Mr. Speaker's Conference and the Electoral Advisory Conference are engaged at present in a review of the law relating to Parliamentary elections. Local government electoral law will have to be considered subsequently.