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Electorate: Greater London

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of people on the electoral register in each London borough are (a) nationals of EU member states other than the UK and (b) not nationals of (i) the UK and (ii) the Republic of Ireland. (179019)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 15 January 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question concerning how many and what percentage of people on the electoral registers in each London borough are (a) nationals of EU member states other than the UK and (b) not nationals of (i) the UK and (ii) the Republic of Ireland. (179019)

Data separately identifying British, Irish, or Commonwealth citizens are not collected centrally; these citizens are grouped together on local authority electoral returns. Therefore we are unable to produce data separately for British and Irish citizens.

The attached table provides the nearest available data to those you requested. It provides figures for 1 December 2006 for each London Borough and the City of London, on the number and proportion of registered electors who qualify through EU citizenship, excluding British, Irish, Cypriot and Maltese citizens (Cypriot and Maltese citizens qualify as Commonwealth citizens). Also shown are equivalent data for those electors who qualify through British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship.

Electoral counts for 1 December 2007 will be published on 28 February 2008.

Table 1: Number and percentage of the electorate qualifying through European Union citizenship, and number and percentage of the electorate qualifying through British, Irish, or Commonwealth citizenship, London boroughs, 1 December 2006

Electorate qualifying through European Union citizenship1, 2

Percentage of electorate qualifying through European Union citizenship1, 2

Electorate qualifying through British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship1

Percentage of electorate qualifying through British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship1

City of London

404

7

5,684

93

Barking and Dagenham

3,115

3

119,950

97

Barnet

10,623

5

210,254

95

Bexley

1,923

1

170,775

99

Brent

15,275

8

177,801

92

Bromley

4,720

2

229,228

98

Camden

12,987

9

133,766

91

Croydon

6,939

3

236,725

97

Ealing

16,737

8

204,785

92

Enfield

7,743

4

192,099

96

Greenwich

7,031

4

157,276

96

Hackney

9,201

7

128,149

93

Hammersmith and Fulham

12,510

10

107,283

90

Haringey

12,985

8

144,712

92

Harrow

5,721

3

159,580

97

Havering

1,506

1

177,475

99

Hillingdon

5,167

3

181,987

97

Hounslow

8,926

5

154,262

95

Islington

8,603

7

116,019

93

Kensington and Chelsea

16,058

16

85,741

84

Kingston upon Thames

4,806

4

103,231

96

Lambeth

15,951

8

192,087

92

Lewisham

7,487

4

170,635

96

Merton

8,641

6

129,611

94

Newham

12,840

7

172,927

93

Redbridge

2,045

1

183,533

99

Richmond upon Thames

5,983

5

119,803

95

Southwark

11,807

6

182,150

94

Sutton

3,042

2

131,359

98

Tower Hamlets

9,156

6

141,120

94

Waltham Forest

10,051

6

158,439

94

Wandsworth

15,144

7

204,016

93

Westminster

17,989

13

121,523

87

1 These data are as reported by each London borough to ONS.

2 Excludes British and Irish citizens, and also Maltese and Cypriot citizens who qualify as Commonwealth citizens.

Source:

Office for National Statistics.