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Publication - Consultation responses

Draft referendum bill: consultation analysis

Published: 29 Jun 2017
Strategy and Constitution Directorate
Part of:
Constitution and democracy

Independent analysis of responses to the consultation on a draft referendum bill, held between October 2016 and January 2017.

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Draft referendum bill: consultation analysis
6. Other comments

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6. Other comments

6.1 Respondents to the consultation often made comments which were not directly related to the consultation questions or any of the issues discussed in the consultation paper. It was not part of the scope of the project to conduct an analysis of these other comments or identify the views within them. However, the following themes were frequently discussed in these comments:

  • The principle of holding a second referendum on Scottish independence
  • Views about Brexit
  • Views about Scottish independence
  • Voter registration procedures and ways of improving turnout
  • Modernisation of voting procedures
  • The consultation process, including the consultation paper and the questions set.


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