Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd May 2019.

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

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of conducting the next boundary review using census population statistics and citizenship information sourced from passport data.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Boundary reviews have always been based on the number of registered electors. The

Government remains of the view that continuing to use the definitive registered electorate

is the most effective way of keeping constituencies up to date.

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