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Discrimination: Elections

Question for Department for Education

UIN 68264, tabled on 16 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times in the last five years her Department has (a) discussed and (b) received reports from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on efforts to address discrimination during election campaigns.

Answered on

22 March 2017

In 2014, the Government Equalities Office had a number of discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about updating its 2009 Election Guidance in time for the 2015 election. The EHRC subsequently issued the following guidance in March 2015:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/equality-and-human-rights-law-during-election-period-guidance-local-authorities