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Brecon And Radnor

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional electors in the Brecon and Radnor constituency, presently ineligible to vote through absence on holiday and other causes, he estimates will be enfranchised by recent legislation; and if he will make a statement.

It is estimated that throughout Great Britain over two million people, or 5 per cent. of those registered as electors, would at present be disfranchised through absence on holiday at a parliamentary general election held during July. The proportion may vary from one constituency to another, but clearly a substantial number of electors who will be unable to vote in person at the Brecon and Radnor by-election would be able to vote by post or proxy under the provisions of the Representation of the People Bill.