Results 21–40 of 800 for postal vote

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. We work with the British Forces Post Office to ensure that mail specifically for service personnel, sent to forces post office addresses, is delivered as quickly as possible. We also work Royal Mail on overseas...

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

Steven Bonnar: ...to thank all those who put their cross in the box of myself and the SNP. I will do my best, every day, to repay that trust. I also wish to take this opportunity to assure those who did not vote for me: I will work tirelessly to represent your interests, wherever they may lie, for as long as I am in this place. I will do so with the same vigour and determination that I always have since my...

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

Steven Bonnar: ...to thank all those who put their cross in the box of myself and the SNP. I will do my best, every day, to repay that trust. I also wish to take this opportunity to assure those who did not vote for me: I will work tirelessly to represent your interests, wherever they may lie, for as long as I am in this place. I will do so with the same vigour and determination that I always have since my...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Kingston Hospital (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Lexden: Her Majesty's Government how many postal votes were submitted by members of the armed forces abroad at (1) the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) the 2017 general election.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (8 Jan 2020)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...the new Prime Minister calling an election, I recall hearing on a Saturday night that the Liberal Democrats and the SNP were going to offer him a Bill to call an election days after he had lost a vote under the Act. I thought, “What nonsense”, and then I heard that the leader of the Opposition was also going to back the Bill. The rest is history, and the only winners have been the...

Electoral Practices (19 Dec 2019)

Chloe Smith: I thank my hon. Friend for sharpening the point about voting twice. There are a couple of things to which I was going to come later. First, I reassure my hon. Friend with regard to something we are doing that goes by the name of canvass reform. We are getting deep into the technicalities of how elections run, but everyone in this place values this. I ask my hon. Friend to take a look at...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill: Stage 1 (28 Nov 2019)

Michael Russell: ..., our approach is one that is founded on clear reason. There is a practical concern, which some have articulated, regarding the difficulty of having large numbers of prisoners registering to vote at a specific prison, but that worry is not based on fact. The bill is clear that voting will occur by postal or proxy vote only and that prisoners will ordinarily, and virtually universally, be...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Paul Farrelly: ...this week. I must also mention again the wonderful Keith Kingswood, the local constituency secretary back then. Just before the ’97 election, Keith flew to New York to see his son and collect a postal vote but tragically on the flight over contracted a mystery illness from which he did not recover. The day after the Blair landslide, while Labour was partying on the south bank, we were...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Office: Strikes (5 Nov 2019)

Hugh Gaffney: ...ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of (a) Royal Mail Group and (b) the Communication Workers Union on postal workers' vote in favour of strike action.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting: British Nationals Abroad (4 Nov 2019)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the effect of the snap parliamentary general election on the ability of UK nationals living overseas who have postal votes to vote in that election.

Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (31 Oct 2019)

Lord Rennard: ...electoral registration, but, when the legislation was being prepared, the Conservative side of the coalition was keen to drop the annual canvass. Those of us most concerned with levels of voter registration were strongly opposed to this, and Parliament agreed that it would be retained. The proposals now, for a more targeted annual canvass, are sensible in principle. The present system is...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Nigel Evans: ...Council of Europe countries have general elections on a Sunday, but I can understand, from a religious point of view, why that might not be totally appropriate. I am even persuaded of having early voting, as whether it was 9 December or 12 December would not be as important for those who all of a sudden are told by their works that they have to be away. They may not know until a day...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Hugh Gaffney: ...are no proposals to support the ASDA workers, who face a disgraceful choice between accepting cuts to their terms and conditions or losing their jobs, and there are no proposals to support the postal workers who face threats to both their jobs and their terms and conditions despite agreements. I congratulate the postal workers and the Communications Workers Union for a fantastic ballot...

Cabinet Office: Voter Identification (23 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Voters deserve to have confidence in our democracy, so we will legislate to introduce voter ID, in line with Northern Ireland and many other nations, and to provide greater security for postal and proxy votes. The pilots and the experience in Northern Ireland showed no adverse effect on turnout.

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Hugh Gaffney: This week, the Communication Workers Union made history when it voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action against Royal Mail: 97% voted in favour of strike action on a turnout of 76%, defying the undemocratic Trade Union Act 2016. Will the Leader of the House stand with those postal workers as they fight for their jobs and terms and conditions, and against a proposed sale of...

Scottish Parliament: Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (Post-legislative Scrutiny) (1 Oct 2019)

Jenny Marra: ...at least five. There will be parents and, perhaps, grandparents; that all adds to the burden for our national health service. The Communication Workers Union told us that, since the 2010 act, 2,500 postal workers have been attacked. Local authorities and dog wardens told us of the challenges that they face when they attempt to enforce dog control legislation. Some of the members of the...

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Sammy Wilson: Is the Minister aware that in Northern Ireland, as a result of the increase in proxy votes and postal votes, to which the Electoral Commission has turned a blind eye, and which is done on an industrial scale by Sinn Féin, who look at the marked register, find out who has not voted in the last election, visit them and get the forms filled in, at least two members of the SDLP probably lost...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Absent Voting (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to increase the take-up of postal votes.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Election Offences: Prosecutions (5 Aug 2019)

Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many successful prosecutions for (a) postal vote fraud, excluding by proxy voting, and (b) electoral registration fraud there have been in each of the last 15 years.

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (25 Jul 2019)

Valerie Vaz: ...said that we had used up our allotted Opposition days; can we have some unallotted days? What a mandate, what a ringing endorsement—less than 0.4% of an electorate. Some 46.8 million citizens can vote in a general election, but the Prime Minister was selected by 92,000 people—92,000 people, taking back control. He has not won the support of our country. The Prime Minister talked about...


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