Elections: Registration of Expatriates

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Shadow Minister (Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister, Wales

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many British expatriates excluding members of the Armed Forces are registered to vote in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs)

The total number of British expatriates, excluding members of the Armed Forces, who are registered to vote in the United Kingdom as of 1 December 2006 is 15,090. The Office for National Statistics released this data in its annual electoral registration figures on 22 February 2007.

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