Opposition MP to observe UK election

 

Opposition Member of Parliament and Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira will be part of an Election Assessment Mission of the United Kingdom General Election in June 2017.

The mission is being arranged by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, a released from the UK noted.

It will monitor Election Day procedures at polling stations, meet with candidates, returning officers, local officials, community groups and other relevant stakeholders in order to assess the conduct of the election.

“The Mission will compromise of up to 34 Commonwealth parliamentarians and election officials from 23 countries and territories. They will monitor Election Day procedures at polling stations, meet with candidates, returning officers, local officials, community groups and other relevant stakeholders in order to assess the conduct of the election,” the release noted.

Head of Mission, Sebastian Pillay MP, from Seychelles was quoted in the release as saying, “Exercising the right to vote is a fundamental part of democracy. CPA UK’s Election Assessment Mission will seek to ensure the UK election process is legitimate and representative of the electorate. On behalf of the team, we look forward to engaging with the democratic process in the UK.”


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