Pembrokeshire County Council have sold voter details from the electoral register for £20,000 over the past 7 years a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Milford and West Wales Mercury report:
Nearly £20,000 has been generated since 2005 from selling the names and addresses of people living in Pembrokeshire who are on the electoral register, the Milford Mercury can reveal following a Freedom of Information request.
Pembrokeshire County Council generated £2,691.50 from the sale of details from the electoral register last year alone and a total of £18,326.50 has been made between 2005 and 2012.
Although the register of electors is legally the property of the electoral registration officer, Bryn Parry-Jones in Pembrokeshire’s case, the local authority is responsible for its maintenance.