Extent, commencement and short title

Part of Overseas Electors Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North 2:15 pm, 31st October 2018

Now I am being a smartypants, so I will stop.

I always reflect on what Government Members say to ensure that I understand things the way that I thought I did, or that the point I was trying to get over was the right one. In particular, I reflected on two things from last week. First, I reflected on what the hon. Member for Kingswood said about electoral Jenga and whether there was an unintended consequence of pulling that lever and extending that polling day minus 12 to polling day minus 19. I am still not persuaded that that would have a knock-on impact. The only thing I found was that there is a chance, which the hon. Gentleman raised, that individuals would not know the candidates at that point. That would be important at the time of casting a ballot—