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Results 121–140 of 2000 for postal vote

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Viscount Waverley: ...50. As no one can judge the political future environment, there may well be a need to consult the people. In anticipation of this, could we jettison the term “second referendum” and instead vote on the “final outcome”—a point raised at a joint meeting that the noble Lord and I attended? Many other challenges remain. However, I will leave it there for the moment.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (30 Nov 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 9559, on electronic voting, whether he plans to trial postal votes only for parish or town council elections.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (28 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The opportunity to pilot voter ID in May 2018 was offered to all local authorities in Great Britain and Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Swindon and Watford have committed to do so. In addition, Tower Hamlets will be piloting measures to improve the integrity of the postal vote process. In September 2017 we announced that Slough would also be piloting voter ID however it subsequently voted to...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Voter Registration (22 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...taken extremely seriously by this Government. We have already stated that we intend to implement a number of recommendations made by Sir Eric Pickles’s report, “Securing the ballot”. Double voting is obviously a crime and we encourage anyone who has evidence of it to report it to the police. I recently met the Electoral Commission and the National Police Chiefs Council, and we will...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Fraud (22 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...absolutely right that we look at future measures to tackle electoral integrity. It is important that we should have confidence in our democratic system going forward. We will be looking at absent voting arrangements and postal vote harvesting, and we will introduce legislation in future to tackle these issues.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections (22 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government treat the integrity of our democratic processes extremely seriously. The Government continue work to deliver voter identification pilots in May 2018 local elections, look for opportunities to end postal vote harvesting and to tackle the threat of disinformation and propaganda.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (16 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The review by Sir Eric Pickles into electoral fraud considered postal voting and identified a number of areas in which the existing rules around postal voting at elections could be tightened. Following this, the Government will look for opportunities to introduce measures that will prohibit party campaigners from handling postal votes, and apply a limit to the number of postal ballots that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Proof of Identity (16 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The voter ID pilot schemes are part of a comprehensive programme of reform that will enhance public confidence in our elections, and strengthen electoral integrity. The opportunity to pilot voter ID in May 2018 was offered to all local authorities in Great Britain and Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Swindon and Watford have committed to do so. We are working with each pilot authority to identify...

Sentencing (2 Nov 2017)

Philip Hollobone: David Cameron, the previous Prime Minister, said that it made him physically sick to think about giving prisoners the right to vote. Many of us on these Benches feel the same nausea, as do many of our constituents. I congratulate the Lord Chancellor on overcoming his nausea. He makes great play in his statement of the point that “while they are in prison they will lose the right to vote.”...

Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...a different and, I think, welcome insight into how political parties operate. There then followed other legislation to deal with a variety of issues, including loans to political parties, postal voting and individual electoral registration. Seeking agreement among the parties was always a high priority and, for me, that has to be the way to proceed. Since then, I am afraid that that has...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (26 Oct 2017)

Darren Jones: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to the 2016 EU referendum for the (a) hire of accommodation for counting votes, (b) printing of polling cards, (c) distribution of polling cards and (d) accommodation for the opening of postal votes.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (26 Oct 2017)

Darren Jones: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many hours were worked by public servants opening postal votes for the 2016 EU referendum.

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

Luke Pollard: A shortage of trained returning officers was identified as one of the contributing factors to 6,500 votes being missed out on the declaration for my seat and to 1,926 postal votes not being sent out. What further action can be taken to train more returning officers?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The May 2018 voter ID pilot schemes are part of a programme of reform that will enhance public confidence in our elections and strengthen electoral integrity. The opportunity to pilot voter ID in May 2018 was offered to all local authorities in Great Britain and on 16 September we announced that Woking, Gosport, Bromley and Watford have committed to do so. In addition, Tower Hamlets will be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Electoral law is clear that a person must be included in the register of electors for a poll in order to be entitled to vote at that poll. The Government recognises that it is possible for postal ballot papers to be issued to a postal voter who may subsequently be removed from the register to be used at the poll. We will look to review the current provisions on the cancellation of postal...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...view is that electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. Sir Eric Pickles’ review made a number of recommendations for strengthening the integrity of the electoral process. In addition to the voter ID pilots taking place in the May 2018 elections, Tower Hamlets will also pilot changes to postal voting. The Government is also seeking to end the practice of postal vote harvesting through...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (18 Oct 2017)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an attestation arrangement for postal vote applications requiring a signature waiver.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Gill Furniss: ...of the local delivery offices in her constituency is inspirational; she made Royal Mail stop and reconsider what seemed like an inevitable closure. I commend her for standing up for good local postal services for her community and for a certain future for postal workers. I would like to mention the many contributions by hon. Members from both sides of the House—in particular, the hon....

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

Damian Green: ...clear and secure democracy. Following our manifesto commitment, we are working with four local authorities to pilot voter ID in polling stations, and working with Tower Hamlets to pilot changes in postal voting in 2018, as part of a developing programme to strengthen electoral integrity.

Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Dunlop: ...come from Scottish independence. That threat takes two forms: the direct fundamentalist threat that nationalists will seek, by stirring up grievance, to engineer the circumstances in which Scotland votes to leave the UK; and the indirect, gradualist threat that powers are indiscriminately devolved to the Scottish Parliament to an extent that the UK becomes so hollowed out that it can no...


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