A couple of correspondents have brought the latest Tory “Community Survey” to Owl’s attention.
The first tore it up in disgust, the second sent Owl a scan.
It is not clear how widely this has been distributed within Jupp’s constituency; it asks questions on both national and local issues.
Here is how Simon introduces it:
But these were the three personal questions that stuck in the craw of the correspondents:
This survey was personally addressed, using information from the electoral register for what are deemed to be electoral purposes.
Despite having their name printed on the survey, recipients were also asked to confirm their name, if they returned the survey in the prepaid envelope.
Interesting questions: under the data protection act how do you justify holding, and how do you store and for how long, information on how individuals voted in a secret ballot? What uses are you entitled to put it to? Who has access to it?- Owl