Individual Electoral Registration

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 10 September 2015.

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Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon 9:30, 10 September 2015

As usual, my hon. Friend is right: IER has been a long time coming, but it has been carefully and successfully introduced in the past 12 months. We must pay tribute to all the electoral registration officers all over the country for their hard work. As a champion of youth engagement in democracy in his constituency, he makes an important point about online registration. There is no question but that a lot of young people have exercised their ability to register online, so making sure that our register is as full as possible.