To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the effect of severe weather conditions on (a) turnout for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016 and (b) turnout for the Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland by-elections on 23 February 2017.
2 March 2017
Turnout at elections can be affected by a range of factors and it is difficult to apply impacts to any particular factor. We do not make assessments specifically focused on the effect of the weather on electoral turnout.
We have no current plans to introduce online voting.