Electoral register grew 0.6% in 2011

This week the Office of National Statistics published its latest round-up of electoral registration figures for the UK, showing a 0.6% increase in 2011 for the total number of entries on the electoral register.

As the UK has a growing population, it is likely that this growth was in large part caused by an increase in the total number of people theoretically entitled to register.

Electoral Statistics for the UK – 2011

Technical note: although the ONS talks of “the total number of UK parliamentary electors” having risen 0.6%, this includes double counting where people are legally allowed to be on the register more than once, such as a student away at university who is registered both there and at the address for their parents.

* Mark Pack is a member of the Federal Board and editor of Liberal Democrat Newswire.

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