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Expat Brits retain interest in UK Politics.

Despite its problems with Brexit, let’s hope the British government presses on with the “Votes for Life” bill to remove the 15-year-limit which deprives British citizens living overseas of their right to vote. Giorgio Greening who was 16 when she … Continue reading

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The 15-year-limit on Overseas Voting Rights – following the EU Referendum.

Brian Cave, a lead campaigner in our “Votes for expat Brits” team, has received from the Cabinet Office the response below (to read the file it’s better to save and then rotate view) to his recent enquiry on overseas voting … Continue reading

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One Last Push for 100,000 Registered Overseas Voters!

British expats: Help to push the number of registered overseas voters over the 100,000 threshold. After yesterday’s TV debate, this morning the leaders of the seven main UK parties have urged people to register to vote before the deadline this … Continue reading

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More Registered British Overseas Voters Needed

To date a total of over 35,887 British expatriates have registered on-line as overseas voters with the largest concentrations in France, the USA, Germany, Spain and Australia (see The Connexion article below). This compares with the traditional base of some … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Overseas Voter Registration: 20th, 21st & 28th April, 2015

The more overseas voters at the 7th May General Election, the more pressure there will be on the next government to extend the right to vote to those many Britons abroad disenfranchised by the 15-year-rule. Make sure that you are … Continue reading

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9% of British Population lose the vote after 15 years!

Why does the government need to abolish the absurd 15-year restriction  on voting rights? And why must British expats everywhere register to vote as soon as possible?  Because as many as 9% of the British people live abroad! And there’s … Continue reading

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Impact of Brexit good reason to vote?

From the standpoint of repealing the 15-year-rule for expats, the impact of a Brexit should provide a clear example (certainly for those resident within the EU) of the importance of British citizens not already excluded by this rule to make sure that they do register and vote in the 7th May, 2015 general … Continue reading

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