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Parliamentary Constituencies Bill - Second Reading (27 Jul 2020)

Lord Blencathra: ...constituency of 1,500 square miles stretched from the Irish Sea to over the Pennines. I had one county council and three district councils. While all of it was in England, we had some Scottish postal codes, as well as Cumbrian pupils going to school in Northumberland. One boundary was a little stream between Cumbria and Northumberland, which ran right through the middle of the village of...

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (24 Jul 2020)

Lord Mann: ...attempting to do because they understand the importance of strategic transport, skills, engineering and manufacturing. I hope that we will not lose issues which cross regional borders, such as the postal service, the organisation of further education and, of course, rail and roads, such as the A57, which are often badly underinvested in precisely when they get near regional borders....

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (24 Jul 2020)

Lord Mann: ...attempting to do because they understand the importance of strategic transport, skills, engineering and manufacturing. I hope that we will not lose issues which cross regional borders, such as the postal service, the organisation of further education and, of course, rail and roads, such as the A57, which are often badly underinvested in precisely when they get near regional borders....

Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report (22 Jul 2020)

James Brokenshire: ...party, I am proud that we stood on a Conservative manifesto that committed to defend our democracy, highlighting that we will protect the integrity of our democracy by introducing identification to vote at the polling station and stopping postal vote harvesting, and through measures to prevent any foreign interference in elections. I look forward to the Labour party supporting those...

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Examination of Witness (23 Jun 2020)

...version of the register. You may well see drop-offs from the register because your processing-through information has been returned to registration officers as part of poll cards going out, postal votes for deceased electors being returned, and other such issues. One of the huge things with regards to the 1 December register is that it is not the most accurate and complete register—any...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ballot Papers: Visual Impairment (9 Jun 2020)

Chloe Smith: The Government has improved the design and accessibility of ballot papers and forms at elections and referendums. This involved public user-testing of the revised voting forms, including the ballot paper, poll cards and postal voting statements. The work took into account the findings in the Electoral Commission’s “Making your mark” report and made improvements to forms which voters use...

Electoral Reform (8 Jun 2020)

Chloe Smith: ...issues in this Adjournment debate. I will take the time available to me to address as many of the issues she raised as I can. She clearly spent most of her time focusing on the method of counting votes in the first-past-the-post system, so that is what I will focus on in my remarks. If I may, I will just set the scene with a few additional things that we are also focusing on in this...

Electoral Reform (8 Jun 2020)

Chloe Smith: ...issues in this Adjournment debate. I will take the time available to me to address as many of the issues she raised as I can. She clearly spent most of her time focusing on the method of counting votes in the first-past-the-post system, so that is what I will focus on in my remarks. If I may, I will just set the scene with a few additional things that we are also focusing on in this...

Electoral Reform (8 Jun 2020)

Chloe Smith: ...issues in this Adjournment debate. I will take the time available to me to address as many of the issues she raised as I can. She clearly spent most of her time focusing on the method of counting votes in the first-past-the-post system, so that is what I will focus on in my remarks. If I may, I will just set the scene with a few additional things that we are also focusing on in this...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill (3 Jun 2020)

Sarah Boyack: ...debated amendments from Colin Smyth and the minister. As others have said, the current system does not enable people who are blind or partially sighted to be completely independent in casting their vote, and that is not good enough. Even though voters with visual impairments are now allowed to use their phones in the polling booth—not to take a picture but to ensure that they know what...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Poland: Elections (5 May 2020)

Baroness Sugg: On 3 April, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued guidance to all missions in the United Kingdom setting out our expectation that countries intending to conduct Out of Country Voting should enable citizens to vote in a way compatible with current social distancing guidelines, for instance through postal voting or in-country representatives. The Polish parliament is currently...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Standing Orders (31 Mar 2020)

Catherine Kelly: ...to social distancing and introducing remote working practices. Finding different ways of working is imperative if we are to delay the spread of this deadly virus. The motion will enable MLAs to vote by proxy and Committee business to be conducted remotely by video or audio link. That is not just about protecting the lives of MLAs or the people who support their role, although that is...

Coronavirus Bill: Elections and referendums due to be held in England in period after 15 March 2020 (23 Mar 2020)

...not apply, and is treated as never having applied, in relation to any act or omission in connection with the poll. (4) In determining for the purpose of this section whether a poll has been held, postal votes are to be ignored. (5) This section does not affect the application of section 39 or 63 of the 1983 Act in relation to a poll the date for which is determined by virtue of section 58...

Coronavirus Bill: Elections due to be held in Wales in period after 15 March 2020 (23 Mar 2020)

...not apply, and is treated as never having applied, in relation to any act or omission in connection with the poll. (4) In determining for the purpose of this section whether a poll has been held, postal votes are to be ignored. (5) This section does not affect the application of section 39 or 63 of the 1983 Act in relation to a poll the date for which is determined by virtue of section 63...

Coronavirus (11 Mar 2020)

Matthew Hancock: ...police and crime commissioners—that are happening in early May. That is not part of the proposal, and local authorities should plan as normal for those elections. If people think they may need a postal vote—they may want to have a postal vote just in case—I would always advise them to get a postal vote. I am very happy for that message to go out loud and clear.

Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions - Question for Short Debate (4 Mar 2020)

Lord Mann: ...they could not read. My own grandfather could read but he could not write because he was left-handed and he was not allowed to write. He never wrote a thing. I do not know how he filled in his postal vote form or wrote out cheques because he never signed his own name. The problem is intergenerational. When thinking about the success or not of the 2014 changes, let us not kid ourselves that...

Cabinet Office: Voter Identification: Voting Fraud (27 Feb 2020)

Chloe Smith: The Government are committed to introducing voter ID, as well as extra postal and proxy voting measures, to reduce the potential for electoral fraud in order to give the public greater confidence that our elections are secure. Evaluation by the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office of the pilots we ran shows that they were a success, and that public confidence in the electoral system...

Referendums - Question (12 Feb 2020)

Earl Howe: ...determined to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections. As I have said, we are doing that by addressing in particular the mechanisms for electoral fraud through the introduction of voter ID and by banning postal vote harvesting. We have already announced a range of measures to strengthen and protect our democratic processes. These include commitments to launch a...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Feb 2020)

Neil Findlay: ...people can participate and that the elections are fair, people have confidence in them and they are seen to be fair. If we look at how different electoral systems work and how different methods of voting deliver results—or sometimes do not—and all the nuts and bolts of elections, we see that it is an area of huge importance, with significant consequences for our country and our people....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Elections: Armed Forces (5 Feb 2020)

Chloe Smith: Members of the armed forces serving abroad, or away from home in the UK, can vote with a postal vote or by proxy or in person if they are in their constituency on polling day. Data that segments voters into categories of profession or other demographics is not collected as this could impact the secrecy of the ballot. In any event many armed forces personnel will have registered as ordinary...


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