The Report Stage of the EU Referendum Bill takes place in the House of Lords from Wednesday 18 November.
It is understood that Baroness Miller (Lib Dem) will then (re)introduce an amendment to give all British Citizens in the EU a vote in the Referendum. Those resident outside the EU will not be included as this is unlikely to be accepted.
As at the previous Committee Stage, Baroness Miller’s amendment is likely to fail unless Labour & Conservative peers in particular are persuaded otherwise by our lobbying.
The Connexion article “Expats must not be left out” provides a very readable summary of what happened at the Committee Stage.
Baroness Miller urges that:
“The essential thing now is to get all your friends and family to lobby members of the House of Lords.”
Contact details for Peers can be found here:
We can suggest writing to Baroness Anelay (Con), who is in charge of this bill in the Lords.
Note: It is absolutely essential that your mail to a Peer or Peers gives the reason why you personally should be able to vote in the Referendum, as an avalanche of standard format e-mailed messages could be rejected.