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Legal experts give evidence on electoral fraud and electoral law

24 February 2020

The Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 takes evidence from three legal experts on electoral fraud and electoral law. Topics for discussion include how vulnerable the voting systems are in the UK and how effective electoral law is in tackling fraud and voting offences.


Tuesday 25 February in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Richard Mawrey QC

At 4.30pm

  • Francis Hoar
  • Gavin Millar QC

Possible questions

  • How vulnerable do you think the electoral registration and voting systems are in the UK?
  • Has the Electoral Registration Act 2013 achieved its ambition of tackling fraud?
  • Is the election court system, as Lord Pickles described, “antiquated” and “useless” and designed to prevent cases being taken forward?
  • Should there be a central complaints mechanism for voters?
  • Should returning officers and electoral registration officers be subject to FOI requirements to help evidence gathering in the case of complaints being made?
  • Should the Election Commission be given more enforcement powers?
  • Is electoral law up to the task of dealing with fraud and voting offences?

Further information

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