Prompt to register as an overseas elector

Part of Overseas Electors Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 10:30 am, 22nd March 2019

My hon. Friend makes a good point, but I do not agree with the thrust of where he is coming from. I am sure he will correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to me that he is criticising the fact that there could be a postcode lottery, to put it in common jargon. Therefore, it seems to me that he is basically advocating that, to avoid that, he would rather nobody could do something, rather than have some people doing something. I would sooner some people did something and we encouraged the others to follow suit than say, “Because I can’t guarantee everyone is going to do it I would rather nobody did it.” So I have a slight difference of principle.