Elections

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the incorrect election result declarations in three wards of the London Borough of Newham in May, what assessment they have made of the requirement to list election candidates on ballot papers in alphabetical order of commonly used surnames whilst requiring the results to be declared in order of legal surnames.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To assist electors, candidates are allowed to use commonly used names on the ballot paper. The Electoral Commission’s guidance sets out that a declaration of result should include both a candidate’s full name and their commonly used name.

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