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Cost of Elections

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 20th December 2011.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) elections for police and crime commissioners, (b) referendums for elected mayors and (c) the work of the Boundary Commission.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government currently estimates that the cost of:

elections for police and crime commissioners in November 2012 will be up to £75 million; the cost of referendums for elected mayors will be £2.5 million; and the costs to the four Boundary Commissions of undertaking a boundary review under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 is £11.9 million.

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