Category Archives: 100000 Overseas Voters

Boris Johnson Urges British Expats to Register to Vote!

London Mayor Boris Johnson in Singapore urging British expatriates to register to vote on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . (With thanks to Colin Blackwell for the photograph.) With only an estimated 1% of British expatriates actually registered to vote ( 20,000 – 30,000  … Continue reading

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Registration of British Citizens Abroad – House of Lords Briefing, 26th November, 2014

Find out more in the briefing paper below for today’s debate in the House of Lords on increasing registration of British citizens living abroad. “During the Electoral Commission’s campaign for overseas voters before the UK parliamentary elections in 2010, just over … Continue reading

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Lack of British Overseas Voter Engagement

The House of Commons Committee Report below on Voter Engagement in the UK concludes the section on Overseas Voters ( pages 39 – 42 ) with the following recommendation (page 42): “We expect to see a comprehensive plan from the … Continue reading

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Brits Abroad: Get Your Voice heard!

To make sure that you can vote on 7th May, 2015 in the next General Election,  you can register on-line to vote now on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. We British expats often feel neglected by our home country. We’re proud to be British, we have … Continue reading

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Lack of British Expatriate Voter Engagement in the UK

War veteran Harry Shindler, who has been campaigning for many years to abolish the “15-year rule” which blocks millions of Britons overseas from voting in UK elections, has been left disappointed by a letter from Downing Street. “He  hoped that with support from … Continue reading

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No-Vote-No-Voice in the 2015 General Election

The article linked to below is not yet a general manifesto pledge by all the main political parties to abolish the controversial 15-year-rule  that prevents British expats from voting in UK general elections. This is why it remains extremely important that as many … Continue reading

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British Overseas Voters Difficult for Electoral Commission to Target

The Electoral Commission’s campaign (read The Telegraph press article here) to persuade British expats to vote in the European and local elections fell well short of its target. However, according to the Electoral Commission’s own Overseas evaluation May 2014 report, it … Continue reading

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Separate Constituencies for Overseas Voters?

Here are some thoughtful comments below from Frank Lowther following Harry Shindler’s recent interview with The Economist , to which the logical answer would be to have a separate constituency or constituencies for representation of the different requirements of British overseas voters. … Continue reading

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Expatriate voters could make the difference in marginal constituencies

Find out more about the marginal seats which could decide the 2015 General Election in the UK by browsing the interactive BBC News link below. One of them could be the constituency in which you last voted before you became … Continue reading

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IER Difficulties Mean British Expats Should Proactively Register to Vote.

Given the difficulties below in identifying individual voters resident in the UK, the challenge is even greater for the Electoral Commission  which is charged with canvassing and encouraging up to some 3 million British citizens (out of the estimated 5 – 6 million living … Continue reading

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