Category Archives: Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU

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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Brexit Impacts 2 Million Expat Brits as well!

Two million UK citizens working abroad could become illegal immigrants overnight if Britain were to leave the European Union , former attorney general Dominic Grieve has warned in this Guardian article. Presumably the extract below from  his article refers to the … 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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Cross-Party Expat Support for Right to Vote

According to Lorraine Hardy, the Costa Blanca-based Labour International secretary, in urging those UK expats who are still eligible to vote in the 2015 general election to make sure they register soon on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , “there is cross-party support from … Continue reading

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One Million Missing Voters but Where are the British Expats?

In a speech today at Sheffield Hallam University Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is launching a voter registration drive. He is claiming that following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER), resulting in universities and colleges no longer block-registering their students, those in government “are … Continue reading

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Only Westminster can change the statutory rules concerning the democratic franchise

In an interesting parallel with the legal position concerning the current 15-year-law which removes the national right to vote for British citizens after 15 years abroad, the law report below from The Times of December 30, 2014 describes why the statutory … Continue reading

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British Expats: What happens to you if Britain leaves the EU?

Visit this recently established Expat Forum: What happens if Britain leaves the EU? and set up in response to growing concern within the British expatriate community of the consequences of a referendum on Britain’s future EU membership. If you are a … Continue reading

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