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MARKETING ELECTORAL REGISTER 'NOT OUR INTENTION'

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North Tyneside MBC has admitted it was wrong to advertise the sale of names and addresses on the electoral register...
North Tyneside MBC has admitted it was wrong to advertise the sale of names and addresses on the electoral register to private companies, says the Journal (p2).

A council spokesperson said that returning officer Eric Nixon was unaware of the existence of a letter advertising the sale of the register.

'The letter was sent out as a result of over enthusiasm by a junior officer.'

'We want to make it clear that the council has no intention of abusing an of the information given to us by people registering to vote.'

'The electoral register is a public document and is for sale to anyone who requests it. That is enshrined in law and the government sets the price.'
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