Absent Voting

Electoral Commission Committee written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 411W, on absent voting, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the role political parties have played in increasing the proportion of postal votes from four per cent to 15 per cent.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

The Electoral Commission informs me that it has made no formal assessment of this.

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