This interesting report on the world expatriate population identifies a British expat diaspora of 4.7 million. Given that for up to 15 years away a British citizen retains the right to register and vote from overseas, it is striking that on average only some 13,000 to 30,000 maximum have ever exercised this right.
Why not take this opportunity to register to vote in UK general elections by visiting the Electoral Commission website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk?
For those of you who find out that you can no longer vote, we’d appreciate your support by adding your vote here in our on-line poll to remove the 15-year-limit on our national voting rights.
Although Harry Shindler has recently lost the voting rights case he brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), he plans to appeal and, if necessary, take his case to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.
Lord Lexden fighting our case in the House of Lords has also successfully pressed for an All-Party Inquiry on the issue of British expatriate voting rights.