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Members citizenship (2018)

Request

I would like information about how many UK MP's are:

i) not UK citizens,
ii) dual or multiple nationals,
iii)) a breakdown of the countries involved,
iii) dual national MP's and also Government Ministers .

 

Response

How many UK MP's are:

i) not UK citizens,
ii) dual or multiple nationals,
iii)) a breakdown of the countries involved,
iii) dual national MP's and also Government Ministers.

This information is not held by the House of Commons.  Members of Parliament are not employees of the House and this information is not routinely collected for business purposes, so we hold no comprehensive list of this nature.

The House of Commons Library holds some partial data relating to the countries of birth of MPs, which has been gleaned from public sources, but is has not been fully verified so we do not hold an accurate record. Additionally, this information has not been filtered or categorised as to whether the MP holds citizenship of one or more countries, in addition to being a British citizen. The Library publishes Research Briefings on various topics including information about Members of Parliament, which you may find helpful to search.  The database for these Briefings can be found on our parliamentary pages. They have included papers on such topics as the Social Background of MPs and Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Public Life.  We hope this is of interest.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider contacting individual MPs directly, to ask for the information you seek, contact details are available on our parliamentary pages. However, Members of Parliament are not public authorities for the purposes of the FOI Act and therefore not obliged to respond to requests made under the Act.  Similarly, the Act does not apply to political parties.