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Recording English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh nationalities when registering to vote

EDM (Early Day Motion) 379: tabled on 21 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that when citizens register to vote they are unable to record their chosen nationality as English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh; further notes that for the 2021 Census, citizens were able to record their chosen nationality, including British; recognises that current nationality and immigration laws do not recognise English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh as distinct nationalities; further recognises that electoral law is determined by nationality and immigration legislation; and calls for changes to electoral, nationality and immigration legislation to enable citizens to record their chosen nationality when registering to vote.