New Petition on Right to Vote for all British Citizens Abroad

Here’s a new petition worth signing on behalf of all us British citizens resident abroad,  without the right to vote.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200005

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5 Responses to New Petition on Right to Vote for all British Citizens Abroad

  1. Michael Strawson says:

    Cannot agree with the notion of having extra MPs for Overseas UK Citizens. There are 3 or 4 jurisdictions that make up the UK to start with Simply removing the 5/20/15 year disenfranchisement rule from notably 1985/1989/2000 RoP Acts – England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland with last registration constituency as per the existing Acts provides much greater spread of MPs and Political Parties.

    • Elspeth says:

      Do not agree. Many people moved around the UK for work prior to moving abroad and so their last place of residence has no bearing upon their present life. Your solution would give people a vote but no real representation of their concerns.

      • right2vote4xpatbrits says:

        An opportunity to vote in the EU referendum would have given British citizens resident in other EU member states an opportunity to express their concerns via the ballot box.
        To register to vote then in their last place of residence is a pragmatic solution which could suit those who still have property there and ,therefore, a stake in the local constituency. However, we agree others without property or family members still resident there and as a result less concerned with local issues might benefit more from separate overseas voter constituencies to represent their real concerns e.g. as in France.Such a solution would be more costly for the government than just maintaining the current system.

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  2. Woods Francis Nicholas says:

    I do not see the link to click.Two tries so far.
    Help please frankwoods@alice.it

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