Former Labour Peer
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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors were removed from the electoral registers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in each year since the EU referendum in 2016; and what percentage of the register this represents.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors have been added to the electoral register of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland since 2016; and what percentage this represents in each case.
How many people who voted in that referendum are still alive? How many new people are on the register? What would the noble Lord say is the relationship between those who voted and those now on the register? How long does he believe we should continue—five years, 10 years? Should a referendum taken 10 years ago be binding on us for ever? It is absolute nonsense.
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 7 January 2022