Election Offences

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New Electoral Laws proposed to combat intimidation in public life, published on 6 February 2018, what progress has been made on introducing a new electoral offence of intimidating parliamentary candidates and party campaigners.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

We are in the process of designing a public consultation on the introduction of a new offence in electoral law of intimidating Parliamentary candidates and party campaigners. It will be launched during the summer.

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