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Hate Crime: Elections

Question for Home Office

UIN 68227, tabled on 16 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps (a) her Department and (b) the police have taken since 2012 to improve responses to incidents of discrimination and racism during election campaigns.

Answered on

23 March 2017

The Home Office worked closely with the police at both national and local level

following the EU referendum in June 2016 to monitor any increase in hate crime and to provide reassurance to the communities most affected. Where the law is broken in

relation to elections we would expect the appropriate body to take action.

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