Discrimination: Elections:Written question - 68264

Q
Asked by John Mann
(Bassetlaw)
Asked on: 16 March 2017
Department for Education
Discrimination: Elections
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times in the last five years her Department has (a) discussed and (b) received reports from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on efforts to address discrimination during election campaigns.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 22 March 2017

In 2014, the Government Equalities Office had a number of discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about updating its 2009 Election Guidance in time for the 2015 election. The EHRC subsequently issued the following guidance in March 2015:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/equality-and-human-rights-law-during-election-period-guidance-local-authorities

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