Correspondence with Electoral Commission and Cabinet Office re: Electoral Fraud Voter ID Pilot

Joel M Benjamin made this Freedom of Information request to Luton Borough Council

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Dear Luton Borough Council,

I am interested in obtaining correspondence with relevant Government agencies, Ministers and MPs regarding Luton's participation in a Voter ID pilot scheme to be trialled in 2018 - to be established by Eric Pickles and the Cabinet Office, with Luton having being designated a constituency at "high risk" of electoral fraud.

Please provide correspondence between Luton Borough Council and the following individuals, agencies or parties regarding participatiion in Voter ID trials, and the conduct of future elections and monitoring of electoral fraud in the Luton constituency.

1) The Electoral Commission
2) The Cabinet Office
3) Chris Skidmore MP
4) Eric Pickles MP
5) Local Police - including the designated (SPOC) Single Point of Contact
6) The Department for Communities and Local Government
7) Sajid Javid MP
8) The Local Government Association
9) Local constituency MPs
10) Local political party branches

Yours faithfully,

Joel M Benjamin

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council


For the attention of Joel Benjamin

I am writing to acknowledge your request below, submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which has been allocated the reference number 949628 please quote this reference in any future correspondence relating to this request.

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate team or officer to deal with. In accordance with the legislation we have 20 working days from receipt within which to respond, giving a deadline in this case of 31st January 2017.

However, if we need to seek clarification from you, the 20 day period will start again from when we receive the clarification from you.

Yours sincerely

Dawn Murphy
Information Governance Senior Assistant, Business Intelligence
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Email: [email address]

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Murphy, Dawn (GCSx),

For the attention of Joel Benjamin


I refer to your request reference 949628 please find our response below:


We have not received any correspondence concerning Luton's participation
in a Voter ID pilot. 


The only information we have on these pilots is taken from the publically
available documents below:









If you are dissatisfied with our response, please write to the Information
Governance Senior Assistant, Chief Executive’s Department, Town Hall,
Luton, LU1 2BQ or email [4][email address] . If you remain
dissatisfied after the conclusion of the Council’s internal complaints
procedure you may apply to the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.


Yours sincerely,


Dawn Murphy

Information Governance Senior Assistant, Business Intelligence

Luton Borough Council

Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ

Email:  [5][email address]



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