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Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Government response to “Securing the ballot”, Sir Eric Pickles’ Review of Electoral Fraud (9 Jan 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...new or reinforced guidance. As a central part of the reform package, the Government will look to identify legislative opportunities to give electoral administrators greater powers to protect voters from intimidation and undue influence, and to end the dubious practice of postal vote harvesting by political parties. We will also look to introduce a number of pilot schemes at local...

Business of the House (15 Dec 2016)

Valerie Vaz: ...following the referendum—52% leave, 48% remain, and 28% did not vote—so we need to find a way forward that encompasses everybody’s view. To Labour Members, the position is clear: the UK voted to leave the EU, and our job is to ensure that we shape that exit. We need to shape the exit to ensure that jobs, the economy and living standards are our priorities; that trade and services...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: British Nationals Abroad: Voting Rights (14 Dec 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: Overseas electors will register in respect of their last UK address, and will cast their ballot in that constituency. They may choose to vote by postal ballot, in person (if they are in the UK on polling day) or by nominating a proxy to vote on their behalf (postal ballots are not available to overseas electors registered in Northern Ireland). Full details are set out in the policy statement...

Representation of the People (Voter Proof of Identity) (23 Nov 2016)

John Spellar: ...It comes straight out of the Donald Trump, US Republican, Conservative central office school of disinformation. As we have seen in the United States, such measures are a blatant attempt to depress voter turnout. Very interestingly, the hon. Gentleman gave that away. He talked about areas with stable populations, and there being a problem in areas with a transient population. What was he...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions (2 Nov 2016)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment (No.2) Order 2016 [draft] be approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Representation of the People (Postal Voting for Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016 [draft] be approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk be closed on Wednesday 28,...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (2 Nov 2016)

...approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment (No.2) Order 2016 [draft] be approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Representation of the People (Postal Voting for Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016 [draft] be approved. That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk be closed on Wednesday 28,...

Public Bill Committee: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (20 Oct 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...Friend the Member for Bassetlaw. We should not abandon the idea of a threshold just because it might be more difficult for some people to attend a polling station or another building to register a vote. We all want to ensure that as many people as possible are engaged in the neighbourhood planning process and, indeed, in voting more generally—but I will stick to neighbourhood plans, to...

Electoral Fraud - Question (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, is not the real problem with electoral fraud based on postal voting on demand? Should we not get rid of that? That would sort out much of the electoral fraud.

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...—there are perhaps two really critical matters. The first is: what needs to be regulated? I defined that as electoral campaigning— that is, “activity focused on influencing the choice of the voting public at an election”. I do not think that that regulation should cover advocacy of an issue that an organisation may carry out on a day-to-day basis—what I describe in the review as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Law Reform (7 Sep 2016)

Eric Pickles: ...help that they have given in the compilation of my report. Is my hon. Friend alarmed by the fact that it is harder to take out a library card or collect a parcel from the post office than it is to vote or obtain a postal vote in our trust-based system? That places our ballot boxes at a peculiar risk. When will the Government respond?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: British Nationals Abroad: Electoral Register (19 Jul 2016)

Chris Skidmore: In the last Parliament, the Government amended legislation to make it easier for overseas electors and Armed Forces personnel to vote by post at elections and referendums in the UK. The electoral timetable was lengthened and the restriction on issuing postal votes ahead of the postal vote application deadline removed. We continue to keep under review the practical operation of the postal...

EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (13 Jul 2016)

Marion Fellows: ...that there is a serious plan in Scotland and the First Minister is working tirelessly with her Cabinet and with Scottish officials to speak to European partners because, as we all know, Scotland voted to stay in and we want to be in Europe—we are European to our very core. I want to completely refute what has been said about the Aberdeen western peripheral route. I can inform the Chamber...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (27 Jun 2016)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether any non-UK EU nationals were sent postal votes in error for the upcoming EU referendum.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Electoral Offices: Proposed Closure (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: ...electoral services. I am deeply concerned by the thought that we could lose our franchise in rural constituencies. If anybody thinks for a minute that this move will make it easier for people to vote, they are very misguided. Points have been made about electoral ID clinics, schools outreach and postal and proxy votes. I will mention two groups that have not been mentioned. First, we...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (14 Jun 2016)

John Penrose: ...issued a statement setting out the actions that have been taken to address an issue with elections software used by a number of local authorities in England and Wales. They will ensure that any postal votes which have been issued to electors who are not eligible to vote in the referendum will be cancelled and none of these electors will be shown as eligable on the electoral register to be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (14 Jun 2016)

John Penrose: ...an issue with elections software used by a number of local authorities in England and Wales that meant that some non-eligible EU citizens had mistakenly received poll cards and, in some instances, postal votes. The Commission explains that the software provider has resolved the issue and none of the affected electors will be shown as eligible on the electoral registers to be used at...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (13 Jun 2016)

Royston Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that postal votes and ballot papers are sent only to eligible voters for the forthcoming EU referendum.

European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Approve (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...as many of the points that have been raised as I can. If I fail to address all of them, I will obviously write to noble Lords. The noble Lord, Lord Maxton, asked about extending the date for postal votes. I am told that to do so would compromise the timing of returning such votes. I am extremely grateful to my noble friend Lord Trefgarne for what he said about the scrutiny of this SI. We...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...document from the other side. All the alternatives to membership that have significant access to the single market would require the UK to implement its rules, but the UK would no longer have a vote on those rules. No country has been able to negotiate a better deal than the alternatives considered in this analysis, and it would not be in the EU’s interest to agree such a deal for the...

Business of the House: EU Referendum: Voter Registration (9 Jun 2016)

Kevan Jones: If the hon. Gentleman remembers, we have actually done that already. In 2004, the Labour Government did a trial of all postal voting, e-voting and other things. It was commended by the Electoral Commission. It was his party and others who argued that fraud could be endemic, and that was why the trial was not taken any further.


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