Survey of British Citizens living Abroad

In support of our campaign to secure voting rights for all British citizens living aboard, we are encouraging the British expat community to complete this survey of British citizens over the age of 18 who are resident outside the UK. It is part of a research project run by Dr Susan Collard, from the Politics Department of the University of Sussex.  You will be able to see the survey results in due course at:

The survey has three aims. The first is to collect some general data on the British who live abroad, such as age, gender, place of residence, level of education, when and why they left the UK and whether or not they might return.

The second aim is to investigate awareness of, and views on, UK voting rights and practices, with particular reference to the EU referendum, the 2015 and upcoming “snap” June 2017 general elections.

The third aim is to seek responses to the prospect of Brexit, not just from those who live in other EU countries but from elsewhere in the world as well.

Key links to have a look at are as follows:

 We would much appreciate your support in completing this survey.


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5 Responses to Survey of British Citizens living Abroad

  1. Malcolm says:

    Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
    (2) …
    (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

    Has this ever been tested in any court?

  2. Valerie Kristiansen says:

    Why couldn’t I vote? I am a Brit resident in Denmark, but have lived outside the UK for more that 15 years so could not vote. We expats in the EU should have been part of this referendum.

  3. PF says:

    I do not use facebook.
    Can you make all the information available to non facebook users?

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