Electoral Register: Scotland

Electoral Commission Committee written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Anne Begg Anne Begg Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Aberdeen city council and (b) Aberdeenshire county council.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

The Electoral Commission informs me that the confirmation dry run involved matching all entries on the electoral registers against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Customer Information System database. Entries would be marked as green if they matched with DWP, amber if they were a partial match or red if there was no match.

Results for all wards are available on the Commission's website here:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls

The ward results for Aberdeen city council were as follows:

Percentage
Ward Green matches Amber matches Red matches
Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee 78.4 2.0 19.6
Bridge of Don 84.4 1.5 14.1
Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone 79.4 3.4 17.2
George St/Harbour 46.2 8.1 45.8
Hazlehead/Ashley/Queens Cross 76.0 3.0 21.0
Hilton/Woodside/Stockethill 77.2 1.9 21.0
Kincorth/Nigg/Cove 82.9 1.7 15.4
Kingswells/Sheddocksley/Summerhill 83.0 1.3 15.7
Lower Deeside 77.6 5.4 17.0
Midstocket/Rosemount 62.9 5.2 31.9
Northfield/Mastrick North 85.0 1.4 13.7
Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen 55.1 3.9 41.1
Torry/Ferryhill 67.2 5.1 27.7

The ward results for Aberdeenshire county council were as follows:

Percentage
Ward Green matches Amber matches Red matches
Aboyne Upper Deeside and Donside 72.7 9.4 17.9
Banchory and Mid Deeside 79.3 5.4 15.4
Banff and District 78.0 6.9 15.1
Central Buchan 74.5 9.7 15.9
East Garioch 79.0 4.5 16.5
Ellon and District 78.8 5.1 16.1
Fraserburgh and District 82.2 3.1 14.7
Huntly Strathbogie and Howe of Alford 74.5 9.4 16.1
Inverurie and District 80.3 3.3 16.4
Mearns 73.7 9.1 17.1
Mid Formartine 74.9 7.9 17.2
North Kincardine 78.5 4.8 16.7
Peterhead North and Rattray 78.6 4.5 16.9
Peterhead South and Cruden 81.5 3.8 14.7
Stonehaven and Lower Deeside 80.2 4.3 15.4
Troup 76.8 8.2 15.0
Turriff and District 73.7 9.4 16.9
West Garioch 74.4 8.7 16.9
Westhill and District 79.5 4.4 16.1

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