European Parliament: Elections

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK EU citizens living in the UK who were unable to register to vote in the European parliamentary elections in (a) Slough (b) the UK.

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

Cabinet Office does not hold information on the number of non-UK EU citizens, resident in

the UK, who do or do not register to vote in European Parliamentary elections

Estimates of the number of eligible people on the registers for electoral events are

published by the Electoral Commission following each poll, but have not previously

included a breakdown of the numbers of EU citizens eligible to vote. These reports are

available online at: www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

Each Electoral Registration Officer maintains a register for their own local area. Some

headline registration statistics by area are collated and published annually by the Office for

National Statistics, however, this does not include a breakdown of the numbers of EU

citizens registered to vote. The total number of UK local government electors – which

includes EU citizens – in the year to December 2018 was 47.8 million

The latest bulletin is available at:

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/elections/electoralregistration.

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