Voting Rights: EU Nationals

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's policy is on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK to vote in (a) local, (b) regional and (c) national elections after the UK’s departure from the European Union; and when his Department plans to publish that policy.

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's policy is on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, to stand for election in (a) local, (b) regional and (c) national elections after the UK’s exit from the European Union; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

I refer the Hon. member to the answer which I gave to PQ 10755 on 10 February 2020, and to relevant legislation, including the Representation of the People Act 1983.

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