The Government holds the following information on the number of postal voters in each election held since the RPA 2000 came into force:
UK general election 2001—1,758,055 electors
English local elections 2002 (non pilot regions)—4.9 per cent.1
Scottish parliamentary elections 2003—3.6 per cent.1
National Assembly for West Wales elections 2003—6.9 per cent.1
UK European parliamentary and local elections 2004 (excluding pilot regions)—2,507,272 electors2
UK general election 2005 - 5,362,501 electors2
2006 local elections—not yet available.
1 No statistic showing the precise number of electors available.
2 Provided by the Electoral Commission.