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Debate on Low Electoral Registration Rates of British Citizens Abroad.

This link to the Hansard record of the House of Lords debate on 26th November, 2014 concerns the question of the low electoral registration rates of British citizens living overseas. Some selected extracts to quickly illustrate the flavour of the debate … 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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Freedom of Movement for British Expats within the EU.

Why are British expatriate citizens living within the European Union (EU) still penalised by having their right to vote in UK national elections removed after 15 years abroad? The current pre-election furore in the UK over uncontrolled immigration could also … 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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UK has 7% of its Brits Abroad – Why disenfranchise them?

The Mail Online article below reveals that the UK has the 8th highest expat rate in the world with 7% (4.5 million) of the British population living abroad and the top three destinations Australia (1.2 million), the US (700,000) and … Continue reading

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Financial Reasons for British Expats Registering to Vote

The  British government can freely float ideas on increasing the financial burden on its estimated  5 million expatriate citizens when so few are actually registered to vote. Shouldn’t you make sure that you will at least make your voice heard … Continue reading

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