People registered to vote in parliamentary and local government elections as recorded in the electoral registers published on 1 December (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).


  • Electoral statistics, UK: 2016

    People registered to vote in Parliamentary and local government elections as recorded in the electoral registers published on 1 December for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


  • Electoral statistics for the UK

    Annual total number of local government and Parliamentary electors (including the number of attainers) registered to vote in the UK.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Electoral statistics for UK: 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Name Organisation Period
Minister for the Constitution Cabinet Office 21 hours
Private Secretary Cabinet Office 21 hours
Deputy Director Cabinet Office 21 hours
Policy Official Cabinet Office 21 hours
Principal Analyst Cabinet Office 21 hours