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The Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, Representing the Speaker’S Committee on the Electoral Commission, Was Asked: EU Referendum: Electoral Commission Resources (7 Dec 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission has experience of undertaking multiple investigations and is confident that its resourcing for this year is sufficient. Nevertheless, it recognises that its workload in this area has increased. Early in 2018, the commission will be submitting its budget for the next financial year for scrutiny. It is for the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission to...

The Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, Representing the Speaker’S Committee on the Electoral Commission, Was Asked: EU Referendum: Electoral Commission Resources (7 Dec 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: I know that the commission has had useful and positive engagement with my right hon. Friend about these matters. Various investigations are under way, so it will not be possible to comment further, but I can assure him that once any investigations are complete, the commission will decide whether any breaches have occurred and, if so, what further action may be appropriate. The outcome of all...

City of Culture 2021: Sunderland Bid — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. While she is right to talk about much of what is happening in the city centre, does she agree that the bid takes in so much more than that? It will bring together all our distinct communities and showcase all the talents in our area and our rich and vibrant cultural heritage. Hopefully, all of our constituents will continue to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Nov 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Prime Minister will be aware that 4 million children in our country are growing up in poverty, and that that number has risen. Two thirds of those children are from working families. Does she still seriously believe that the introduction of universal credit will bring that number down?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: Following a meeting with the courts Minister, I received a letter from him last week that described Sunderland’s court building as below what would be expected, but that is putting it mildly. The court is more than 100 years old. It is damp, has very poor accessibility, and is wholly inadequate for victims and staff alike. Will he visit Sunderland and explain to the people of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Returning Officers (26 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission provides guidance for returning officers, and it monitors and reports on their performance. The commission targets monitoring and support on areas where it is needed, including where there is a change of returning officer or a change in the electoral services team. The commission will publish its report on the administration of the 2017 general election and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Returning Officers (26 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: My hon. Friend will be aware that the returning officer for Plymouth commissioned an independent review, led by Dr Dave Smith. The investigation reported in September. The Electoral Commission fully supported the investigation and continues to support the city council in delivering the improvements required. The Electoral Commission is working with the Society of Local Authority Chief...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Returning Officers (26 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The hon. Gentleman will know that in certain circumstances it is possible for someone, including a Member of Parliament, to be lawfully registered to vote in more than one place. The Electoral Commission takes very seriously any claim that individuals voted twice. The Minister with responsibility for the constitution, the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, the hon. Member for Kingswood...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The recent Public Accounts Committee report on cyber-security emphasised the considerable skills gap that the Government and wider society face in tackling the issue. Is it still the case that there is no minimum standard of competence for civil servants entrusted with a cyber-security role? What steps are the Government taking to increase the number of suitably qualified experts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission has published two reports that include its assessment of the rules on campaign funding for the EU referendum. The commission has also completed investigations of issues with a small number of campaigner spending returns, none of which related to impermissible donations. It is continuing to consider issues with some campaigners’ spending returns, in line with its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission is aware of media reports that allege that there could have been Russian involvement in the EU referendum. These cover a wide range of alleged activities that are beyond the commission’s remit. Any allegation with evidence that a registered campaigner accepted impermissible donations from Russia would be investigated in line with the commission’s enforcement policy,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He will know that the 381 electoral registers are maintained by different electoral registration offices across the country, and it is not currently possible to interrogate them collectively in order to identify duplicate entries or voting in more than one area. The commission will be happy to work with the Government to consider potential solutions to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Election Expenses and Political Donations (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission continues to regulate the rules on UK political finance in a way that is fair and proportionate, focusing on helping parties to comply with the law. Since 2013 the commission has been calling for changes to improve enforcement and sanctioning of the political finance rules. It has recommended increasing the maximum penalty it can impose and extending its enforcement...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Election Expenses and Political Donations (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The hon. Gentleman is right to make it clear that the Electoral Commission is of the view that the maximum fine of £20,000 could well be seen as the cost of doing business. The commission has called for an increase in the maximum penalty it can impose on political parties and other campaigners. It is of the view that the penalties should be more proportionate to the income and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission has recommended changes to the qualifying circumstances for appointing an emergency proxy since 2011. It recommends extending the qualifying circumstances to include those who have unforeseen caring responsibilities or who have experienced the death of a close relative. In its September 2016 response to the commission’s statutory report on the 2015 general election, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: I am sorry to hear about the circumstances that the hon. Gentleman described, and the way in which they affected his constituent. I can assure him that the Electoral Commission is still of the view that there is a gap in the emergency proxy provision, and remains concerned about the need to enhance the accessibility of the process by extending the qualifying circumstances. I am sure that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission is collecting information from returning officers about their experience of the 8 June general election. I am sure that it would also welcome the views of my hon. Friend, should he wish to share them with representatives of the commission, either in writing or through a meeting, which I am sure they would be happy to attend.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that different arrangements relating to identity are in place in Northern Ireland. However, any concerns about possible criminal activity would be a matter for the police force, and I suggest that he encourages anyone with evidence of criminal activity to report it to the police.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Voter Registration and Boundary Commission Review (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission this week published a report on electoral registration at the June 2017 UK general election. It highlights that online electoral registration resulted in a record electorate of an estimated 46.8 million people. The commission’s report argues that further modernisation is required to reduce the impact of large numbers of duplicate registration applications, and...


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