Overseas Electors Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 1:45 pm, 22nd March 2019

I understand the hon. Gentleman’s point. Personally, I see a difference, which is that people can quite legitimately register in different places in the UK because they can vote in all those places in a local election. If they are a council tax payer in Yorkshire and a council tax payer in Dorset, they are perfectly free to vote in both, quite properly and legally—there is nothing wrong with that—but they are not allowed to vote twice in a parliamentary election. They can register, but they can only vote once.