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Results 161–180 of 2000 for postal vote

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motions to Approve (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...Lords will be aware that individual electoral registration—IER—was successfully introduced in 2014 and for the first time ever enabled people in Great Britain to apply online to register to vote. Nearly 24 million people have applied to register under IER, 18 million of them online. Applications to register to vote peak in the run-up to elections and during the autumn canvass, when...

Electoral Fraud - Question (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Pinnock: I thank the Minister for his response. Would he agree that postal-vote harvesting and fraud are the most serious threats to the integrity of the ballot? What steps are the Government intending to take to ensure that postal votes are completed by the individual in whose name they are acquired and not organised and collected by families and political activists?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Domestic Abuse Victims: Voting (22 Mar 2017)

Gregory Campbell: Will the Minister ensure that the utmost application of secrecy will be adhered to for victims of domestic abuse who are severely traumatised and have found it difficult to apply for either postal or proxy votes.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Ian Blackford: I became an MP to stand up for my constituents and I cannot accept that so many highlanders are in fuel poverty. There is a debate on Scotland’s constitutional future, and we will have a vote on our independence. Let me say that in an independent Scotland, we would recognise our responsibilities to those in fuel poverty and would take action to eradicate it. The UK has a universal...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Fraud (15 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: ...Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of electoral fraud; and if he will undertake a review of legislation with a view to restricting on-demand postal and proxy votes.

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Mar 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, now known as PPERA. Other legislation followed over the Government’s term of office to deal with a variety of issues including loans to political parties, postal voting and individual electoral registration. Seeking agreement among the parties was, and should be, a high priority, and for me that is the way to proceed. Since then that has not always...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Controlling and Coercive Behaviour (6 Mar 2017)

Stewart Jackson: Coercion and controlling behaviour take different forms. Will the Minister undertake to extend the legislation to the postal voting regime? At every election, the votes of thousands of women are stolen through abuse of the postal voting system during so-called community voting, largely in the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities. That is not acceptable, and the Government need to act now.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting: Reform (20 Feb 2017)

Peter Bone: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reform postal voting to protect against voter fraud.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (15 Feb 2017)

Lord Greaves: ...Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Young of Cookham on 9 January (HLWS400) concerning the Government response to Securing the ballot, what is their definition of "postal vote harvesting"

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Voter Identification Measures (8 Feb 2017)

Gregory Campbell: Will the Minister give an assurance that the issue of postal and proxy vote applications, which can also be subject to abuse, will be kept under review, in terms of the accurate identification of the person who is supposed to be applying for such votes?

Domestic Ivory Market — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Feb 2017)

Mary Glindon: ...passionately at last year’s CITES conference in favour of appendix 1 status for elephants within his country’s borders, but he was ignored by the EU and the UK Government, who used their block vote to veto it. I have been told that many UK attendees at that conference felt a true sense of shame at this outcome. Mr Khama and his brother, the President, remain absolutely committed to...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Tania Mathias: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson), and I share many of his concerns. I also campaigned and voted in the EU referendum to remain, and the majority of my constituents voted to remain. Like the hon. Gentleman and many others in the Chamber, I did not expect this result. On 23 June, I was not happy with the result. I am still not happy with the result, but...

Electoral Fraud - Question (26 Jan 2017)

Lord Rennard: The evidence suggests that there may be much more of a problem with postal voting than with people being impersonated at polling stations. Is it therefore not time to look again at people’s applications for postal votes, such as the reasons provided for needing to vote by post rather than going to a polling station, and at the declaration of identity accompanying the postal votes to confirm...

Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 - Motions to Approve (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Kerslake: ...a commitment to review the issue of electronic balloting. That was not a small point, because hand in hand with the introduction of the threshold had to be measures that would make the process of voting easier for members. It is in all our interests to see the maximum turnout. Electronic balloting alongside postal balloting was the intended approach. We comprehensively demonstrated during...

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

Chris Skidmore: 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,...

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