Voting Rights Campaigner Harry Shindler presses Prime Minister on 15-year-rule.

Harry Shindler the 93 year old veteran of the WWII Anzio beach-head in Italy in 1944, has again written to the Prime Minister on 11th May, 2015 and pressed him on his Manifesto commitment.

Letter to:

Rt. Hon David Cameron M.P.

Prime Minister

10 Downing Street

London SW1A 2AA

Dear  Prime Minister,

Please allow me to congratulate you on the outcome of the General Election.

I am sure this letter will not come as a surprise. You kindly wrote to me on the 28th January, 2015 and in your letter were these lines…

“That is why we have recently pledged that if we win the General Election, we will abolish the ‘15 year rule’ that  prevents millions of British expats from being able to  vote. If our party wins power in May, we will remove the cap that prevents Britons from voting in UK elections after they have been out of the country for 15 years and allow them the vote for life. I hope you find this reassuring.”  

We are hence expecting the matter of returning the vote to British expats to be a proposal in the ‘Queens Speech’.

We ask that it be one of the first acts of your Government.

We – one million British expats – not only wish to vote in any future Referendum, but

will organise our one million votes, for we more than most have a real interest in the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

 

Harry Shindler  MBE 

Representative in Italy

Italy Star Association

 

With thanks to Brian Cave  for the input.

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