EU Electors

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 10th October 2005.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many EU citizens are entitled to vote in local elections in each London borough; and what percentage of the total electorate this represents in each borough.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell to Mr. Greg Hands, dated 10 October 2005

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many EU citizens are entitled to vote in local elections in each London borough, and the percentage of the total electorate this represents in each borough. (15761)

The attached table provides figures for December 2004 on the portion of the local government electorate for each London Borough (and the City of London) that are entitled to vote through European Union citizenship.

Total European/Local Government Electorate and Electorate Entitled to Vote through European Union Citizenship, December 2004
London borough Electorate Qualifying through European Union Citizenship(34)(5508110035) Total European/Local Government Electorate Percentage of European/Local Electorate Qualifying through EU Citizenship
City of London 333 6,018 5.5
Barking and Dagenham 1,756 119,372 1.5
Barnet 8,004 214,421 3.7
Bexley 1,369 171,904 0.8
Brent 10,252 180,665 5.7
Bromley 3,458 228,983 1.5
Camden 11,378 144,326 7.9
Croydon 5,010 246,866 2.0
Ealing 11,685 215,814 5.4
Enfield 6,048 194,611 3.1
Greenwich 5,055 160,176 3.2
Hackney 6,904 129,274 5.3
Hammersmith and Fulham 10,460 116,144 9.0
Haringey 9,495 152,486 6.2
Harrow 3,739 162,049 2.3
Havering 947 175,668 0.5
Hillingdon 3,852 181,145 2.1
Hounslow 5,759 165,583 3.5
Islington 6,904 120,297 5.7
Kensington and Chelsea 14,608 98,629 14.8
Kingston upon Thames 3,340 99,014 3.4
Lambeth 13,016 203,055 6.4
Lewisham 5,650 177,731 3.2
Merton 6,184 135,678 4.6
Newham 7,651 171,815 4.5
Redbridge 2,319 181,192 1.3
Richmond upon Thames 4,614 120,146 3.8
Southwark 7,664 180,173 4.3
Sutton 2,069 131,315 1.6
Tower Hamlets 5,180 145,444 3.6
Waltham Forest 5,547 159,399 3.5
Wandsworth 11,378 211,816 5.4
Westminster 15,402 135,810 11.3

(34)These data are as reported by each London Borough to ONS.

(35)Excludes British and Irish citizens, and also Maltese and Cypriot citizens who qualify as Commonwealth citizens.

Source:

Office for National Statistics

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