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Wasted opportunity from 5 million Britons Abroad

This article below in The Economist doesn’t adhere to some popular prejudices about Britons abroad : “Some 5m Britons live abroad. The country could do far more to exploit its high-flying expats.” The Economist, August 9th 2014: The British diaspora … 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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More British expatriates should vote

There are many reasons why relatively few British expatriates ( some 20,000 – 30,000 out of an estimated 2 – 3 million still qualified) have registered as overseas voters in the past. These include a sense of detachment from the … Continue reading

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British Expatriates Difficult to Target

Page 8 of this Report by the Electoral Commission on the May 2014 European & Local Elections in England and Northern Ireland , shows that British expatriates are a particularly difficult audience to target. Shouldn’t you as a British citizen … Continue reading

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Still many reasons why British expats should vote

Michael Cushing who regularly comments on these blog postings, quite rightly added the following comment to last week’s posting: “Why [just] state reason for continued interest in UK affairs = “expat who might return”? UK citizens overseas ( expats) I think … Continue reading

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Some British Expatriates can still help to decide who runs the Country.

British expatriates constrained to participating in UK national elections either through postal or proxy vote, if not already excluded by the 15-year-limit, might feel some nostalgia for Peter Robin’s experience of being part of local civil society in his blog article “The pleasures … 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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