Dear Electoral Commission,

Can you please provide figures stating how many EU citizens who acquired British citizenship since the start of free-movement voted in the EU referendum.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Our Ref: FOI 027/18

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated,
concerning:

 

Can you please provide figures stating how many EU citizens who acquired
British citizenship since the start of free-movement voted in the EU
referendum.

 

The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.

 

You may expect to receive a reply sent from the Commission by 12 February
2018.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Humayra Siddika

Information Management Adviser

The Electoral Commission

3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ

[1]electoralcommission.org.uk

[2]yourvotematters.co.uk

 

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FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Mark,

 

Our Ref: FOI 027/18

 

Thank you for your email to the Electoral Commission dated 15 February
2018.

 

The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
regrets that on this occasion we have not been able to do so.

 

Your request is in bold below followed by our response.

 

Can you please provide figures stating how many EU citizens who acquired
British citizenship since the start of free-movement voted in the EU
referendum.

 

Our response is as follows:

 

We do not hold the information you have requested. This information is not
recorded on either the electoral register or the marked electoral
register.

 

I trust that this information satisfies your request. The Commission
strives to be an open, transparent authority.

If you are not satisfied with this response, please note that the
Commission operates a review procedure, details of which can be found on
the Commission website at:
[1]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ab....

Please also note that if you have exhausted all internal Commission review
procedures and you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner. Details of this procedure can be found on
the ICO website: [2]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Humayra Siddika

Information Management Adviser

The Electoral Commission

3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ

[3]electoralcommission.org.uk

[4]yourvotematters.co.uk

 

[5]Twitter | [6]Facebook | [7]Blog

 

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5. https://twitter.com/ElectoralCommUK
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for the reply, but this is deeply concerning as this would mean that we do not know the level of EU influence in the UK and whether our actual votes and democracy are being strongly influenced/undermined by a foreign power from within.

I would have thought it would be an obvious measure to track this form of information with a policy that freely allows people of a different nation to freely move in and acquire citizenship.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Smith

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