Election Offences

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many convictions there have been for offences under electoral law in each of the last five years for which records are available.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many electoral law offences have been committed by (a) voters and (b) political candidates or their agents in each of the last five years for which records are available.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

This Government is committed to creating a secure and clear democracy that works for all. We published our response to the Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles’ report on electoral fraud in December 2016 setting out the Government’s approach to tackling the recommendations Sir Eric made.

The Electoral Commission publishes an annual analysis of electoral fraud on their website. (http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/electoral-fraud/data-and-analysis?)

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