Voter Registration Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 2:15 pm, 23rd November 2018

No, I am not. Indeed, that was what prompted me to introduce the Bill. After the general election, I spoke, in my naivety, to the Electoral Commission to inquire what it was doing to ensure that people who were registered in more than one constituency did not vote more than once. It became apparent that the commission does not have a national register, and therefore is not able to say whether a Mr David Jones in one constituency is the same Mr David Jones who voted in another constituency. That is why I have introduced the Bill.