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Hereditary Peers: By-elections

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL10877, tabled on 22 October 2018

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will ensure that tellers are appointed to attend future counts for hereditary peers by-elections.

Answered on

2 November 2018

There are no current plans to ensure that tellers are appointed to attend future counts for hereditary peers by-elections. The voting system is not such as to enable a role for tellers. Polls are supervised and the count conducted by Electoral Reform Services. A member of the relevant party/group is appointed to act as scrutineer at the count.