Electoral Register: Blaenau Gwent

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

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Labour, Blaenau Gwent

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 Blaenau Gwent county borough 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 Blaenau Gwent county borough council were as follows:

Percentage
Ward Green matches Amber matches Red matches
Abertillery 82.4 3.0 14.6
Badminton 87.9 1.4 10.7
Beaufort 86.1 1.6 12.3
Blaina 83.0 2.3 14.7
Brynmawr 82.1 2.3 15.7
Cwm 85.4 1.6 13.0
Cwmtillery 84.9 1.9 13.2
Ebbw Vale North 85.1 1.8 13.1
Ebbw Vale South 81.2 2.0 16.8
Georgetown 85.4 1.0 13.7
Llanhilleth 82.8 2.1 15.0
Nantyglo 83.3 2.6 14.2
Rassau 86.7 1.7 11.6
Sirhowy 85.3 1.7 13.0
Six Bells 82.8 2.6 14.6
Tredegar Central and West 84.0 1.9 14.1

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