Early day motion 2208

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That this House notes with concern the potential implications for democracy of the Government's proposals to introduce individual electoral registration before the 2015 elections; further notes that the Government has decided there will be no electoral canvass in 2014; is concerned by the Electoral Commission's view that the level of completeness of the electoral register could fall from approximately 90 per cent. to around 65 per cent. as a result of the complexity of the changes and the Government's opt out proposal, whereby it would be no longer compulsory to co-operate with electoral registration officers; is further concerned that registration under these changes is likely to be lower in inner-city areas and among the young; further notes that this may have important implications for the population of Walsall South; recognises that the electoral register is of vital importance not only for enabling people to vote but also for determining future representation and electoral boundaries; and calls on the Government to undertake a full canvass in 2014 in order to explain any changes and maintain completeness of the register, to promote the importance of electoral registration as an important civic duty, and to ensure legitimate democratic representation.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 18.10.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 12.10.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 11.10.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 18.10.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 11.10.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 13.10.2011
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 20.10.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.10.2011
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 13.10.2011
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 25.10.2011
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 18.10.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 18.10.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.10.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 17.10.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 13.10.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.10.2011
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 08.11.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.10.2011
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 18.10.2011
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 11.10.2011
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 10.10.2011