#VotegateUK – FOI requests to Houses of Commons and Lords

27th November 2016

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/to_provide_the_numbers_of_reject

The following FOI request was placed with the House of Commons today:

To provide the numbers of Rejected Votes, Issued Postal Votes, and Issued “walk-in” Polling Station Votes at the 2015 General Election


geoff stansfield made this Freedom of Information request to House of Commons

Currently waiting for a response from House of Commons, they must respond promptly and normally no later than 28 December 2016 (details).

geoff stansfield 27 November 2016

Dear House of Commons,

1) The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, published the United Kingdom 2015 General Election Results for each of the 650 Members of Parliament, and which are currently displayed at http://www.parliament.uk

2) The UK Electoral Commission at http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk published it’s own Voting Count Model entitled
“Referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections” at http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__…

3) Would the House of Commons being http://www.parliament.uk please provide the Numbers of Votes for each of the 650 Members of the House of Commons within the Voting Categories as follows
A) Issued Postal Votes
B) Issued “Walk-In” Polling Station Votes
C) Rejected Votes

Yours faithfully,
Applied I F Limited
Director Geoffrey Stansfield


28th November 2016

Response:

FOI Commons, House of Commons 28 November 2016

Dear Mr Stansfield,

Freedom of Information request F16-517

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked for
the numbers of votes for each of the 650 Members of the House of Commons
broken down to issued postal votes, issued ‘walk-in’ polling station votes
and rejected votes.

This information is not held by the House of Commons.  You may wish to
consider submitting your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to the Electoral Commission who may hold the information you request. 
Contact details can be found at:
[1]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/.

It may help you to know that the House of Commons publishes total votes
cast per candidate on our parliamentary pages here:
[2]http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-o…, although this is
not broken down in the manner you have requested.  In addition, the House
of Commons Library has published a Research Paper on postal votes that may
also be of interest, which is available here: 
[3]http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/R…
Lastly, further details and a general analysis of the 2015 General
Election can be found on our parliamentary webpages here:
[4]http://geo.digiminster.com/.  We hope this information is useful.

You may, if dissatisfied with the handling of your request, complain to
the House of Commons. Alternatively, if you are dissatisfied with the
outcome of your request you may ask the House of Commons to conduct an
internal review of any decision regarding your request. Complaints or
requests for internal review should be addressed to: Information Rights
and Information Security Service, Research and Information Team, House of
Commons, London SW1A 0AA or [5][House of Commons request email].  Please ensure
that you specify the full reasons for your complaint or internal review
along with any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF,
[6]www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Price

IRIS Support Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons


27th November 2016

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/to_provide_the_numbers_of_reject_2

geoff stansfield made this Freedom of Information request to House of Lords

This request has an unknown status. We’re waiting for geoff stansfield to read a recent response and update the status.

The following FOI request was placed with the House of Lords today:

To provide the numbers of Rejected Votes, Issued Postal Votes, and Issued “walk-in” Polling Station Votes at the 2015 General Election

Dear House of Lords,

1) The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, published the United Kingdom 2015 General Election Results for each of the 650 Members of Parliament, and which are currently displayed at http://www.parliament.uk

2) The UK Electoral Commission at http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk published it’s own Voting Count Model entitled
“Referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections” at http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__…

3) Would the House of Commons being http://www.parliament.uk please provide the Numbers of Votes for each of the 650 Members of the House of Commons within the Voting Categories as follows
A) Issued Postal Votes
B) Issued “Walk-In” Polling Station Votes
C) Rejected Votes

Yours faithfully,

Applied I F Limited
Director Geoffrey Stansfield


28th November 2016

Response:

HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords 28 November 2016

Dear Mr. Stansfield,

I am writing in response to your request (copied below) which you have
sent to the House of Lords.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access (subject to
specified exemptions) to recorded information held by a public authority.

The House of Lords does not hold the information you have requested. The
House Administration is not involved in the matters you raise. 

If you have not already done so, you may wish to contact the Electoral
Commission to see whether it holds the information you require.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Lords to conduct an internal review. This should be addressed to
[1][email address] or to the Freedom of Information Officer, House
of Lords, London SW1A 0PW and explain clearly the nature of your
complaint. Arrangements will be made for someone who has not been involved
in dealing with your request to conduct an internal review within 20
working days. You should note that we will not normally accept an
application for internal review if it is received more than two months
after the date our response was sent. Any such request received after this
time will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

If, following this review, you remain dissatisfied with the House’s
treatment of your request for information you may then take your complaint
to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Frances Grey

Freedom of Information Officer

House of Lords


 

 

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