Electoral Register

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many registered voters there are who are (a) Commonwealth and (b) Irish but not British citizens.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Deputy Prime Minister how many registered voters there are who are (a) Commonwealth and (b) Irish but not British citizens (193520).

ONS does not hold information on the number of Commonwealth or Irish citizens registered to vote in UK elections.

ONS produces electoral statistics showing the total number of people registered to vote in local government, European parliamentary elections, and general elections. Although this total includes British citizens, Commonwealth citizens and citizens of the Republic of Ireland, data on the citizenship of registered voters are not collected.

The latest UK electoral statistics are for 1 December 2012 and were published on 28 February 2013. They are available on the ONS website at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pop-estimate/electoral-statistics-for-uk/2012/index.html

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