Category Archives: British expats can help decide

Friday 6 March 2015 Deadline for Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill

Jane Golding of our Votes for Expat Brits campaign team has prepared the important message below for all friends of the campaign today to make a last push re. the 2nd reading this week of The Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill. With … Continue reading

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Second Reading of Overseas Voters Bill, 23rd January 2015

There’s a significant next step on Friday 23rd January 2015, in our campaign for removal of the 15-year-limit on British overseas voters, with the second reading of the legislation for the Overseas Voters Bill during Upcoming Business in the House … Continue reading

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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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British Overseas Elector – How to Set Up an Absent Vote

One you’ve registered as an overseas voter on https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , you will still need to set up an absent vote to be able to vote in the UK Parliamentary elections on 7th May, 2015. Links to the the required application forms … Continue reading

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Four reasons to vote to stay in EU.

This  Mirror Online article by journalist Sophie Warnes provides four compelling reasons why we should stay in the European Union (EU). If you are a British expatriate citizen resident within the EU a British exit will certainly impact you,  and … 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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Major 2015 Election Issues Should Concern British Expats?

The negative reactions on this Survive France Network link, give a good indication of the resistance of some British expatriates at least in France to registering to vote in UK national elections , even though it is now possible to conveniently register on-line … Continue reading

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