Dear Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December 2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?
- how many postal votes were received?
- how many votes were marked as invalid?
- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just including the top 3 parties is fine.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Donovan Kiddick

Freedom of Information, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Dear Donovan Kiddick,

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Dear Donovan Kiddick,

 

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, it is considered the council does not hold the information
requested.

 

The registration of electors and the role of the Returning Officer
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Yours sincerely

 

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - GE2019 postal vote data

 

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Dear Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December
2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?
- how many postal votes were received?
- how many votes were marked as invalid?
- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just
including the top 3 parties is fine.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Donovan Kiddick

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