Elections: Discrimination

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions the Government Equalities office has had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on efforts to address discrimination during election campaigns.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

In 2014, the Government Equalities Office had several discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) about updating its 2009 Election Guidance in time for the 2015 election. The EHRC subsequently issued guidance in March 2015. The guidance was revised and reissued more recently prior to the 2017 local and general elections.

The updated guidance is provided in the link below:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/equality-and-human-rights-law-during-election-period-guidance-local-authorities

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