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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Government Whip, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office 11:30 am, 1st July 2015

EU citizens resident in London are eligible to register and vote in local government elections and elections for the GLA and Mayor. I am sure that both I and the hon. Gentleman would encourage them to do just that. So far I have made no assessment of the effect on voter engagement, but if the hon. Gentleman has thoughts or insights he would like to share, I am very happy to hear them now.