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Absent Voting: Fraud

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 655, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions there have been for electoral fraud relating to postal votes in each of the last five years; and to which parliamentary constituencies such prosecutions related.

Answered on

27 June 2017

This Government is committed to creating a secure and clear democracy that works for all. We published our response to the Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles’ report on electoral fraud in December 2016 setting out the Government’s approach to tackling the recommendations Sir Eric made.

The Electoral Commission publishes annual analysis of electoral fraud on their website. (

Further information on electoral fraud is available in the reports.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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