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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Wales Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Wales more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on increasing electoral registration and voter turnout in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Minister for the Constitution on a range of issues, including electoral matters. The Government’s major reforms to the electoral registration system, including the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration have resulted in record levels of electors registering to vote in Wales and participating in our democracy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out its priorities for democratic engagement for 2019 and beyond in its report <em>Democratic Engagement: Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Our Democracy</em>, published in January. The report highlights the Government's commitment to ensuring everyone can make their voice heard free from abuse, making voting easier and more accessible for vulnerable and under-registered groups, and introducing measures to protect electors’ votes.</p><p> </p><p>The Wales Act 2017 devolved powers over National Assembly elections and local government elections in Wales. Officials from the UK Government and the Welsh Government are discussing areas for greater collaboration such as canvass reform and voter registration.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this