HC Deb 28 April 1966 vol 727 c940
32. Mr. Rowland

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will alter the occupations and addresses of the candidates shown in the explanatory notice to electors at polling stations in order to make them more representative both of candidates and the electorate.

Miss Bacon

My right hon. Friend will consider this suggestion.

Mr. Rowland

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer, but would she not agree that the three specimen candidates chosen—a Bristol merchant, a Surrey auctioneer and a Wiltshire esquire—are hardly representative of either the candidates or the electors? Could she bring in candidates from the North and the Midlands, perhaps women candidates, and from other occupations—perhaps a lady teacher from Yorkshire?

Miss Bacon

I agree with everything my hon. Friend has said. I think that these are a little out of date, which is why we will look at them.