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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission written question – answered on 12th September 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, which wards, by town, county and parliamentary constituency had a postal vote turnout greater than 80 per cent at the last local elections for which figures are available.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

As it has previously confirmed to the hon. Member, the Electoral Commission does not hold ward data by town and parliamentary constituency.

The most recent postal vote turnout data it holds by ward / division is for the May 2013 county council elections in England and Anglesey, Wales. The table below shows the wards / divisions where the postal voter turnout was greater than 80 per cent.

County

Local authority

Electoral ward / division

Postal voter turnout (% postal ballots returned)

Lincolnshire

North Kesteven

Hykeham Forum

82

Leicestershire

Melton

Melton North

82

Cumbria

South Lakeland

Kendal Highgate

81

Norfolk

North Norfolk

Holt

81

Buckinghamshire

Wycombe

Booker Cressex & Castlefield

81

Nottinghamshire

Broxtowe

Nuthall

81

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