Category Archives: French Internet Voting

Lesson from Younger Generation in Votes for Brits Abroad?

The younger generation of British citizens has traditionally a much lower turnout rate in national elections compared with the older generation and the major parties need to find new ways e.g. via social networks, of engaging them more fully in … Continue reading

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100,000 Overseas Voters Would Represent an Important Constituency.

Surely it should be possible to attract at least 100,000 British citizens living abroad to register to vote in good time for the next general election in May 2015? This number of expatriate voters would represent much more than an average-sized UK … Continue reading

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Why is it important for expats to have their own MPs?

This April 2013 Connexion article on “What do French expat MPs do?”, has interesting answers from two of these MPs to the question “Why is it important for expats to have their own MPs?” Axelle Lemaire is the Socialist French MP … Continue reading

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Differing Interpretations of Expatriate Democracy in France and UK

We are grateful for the supporting article below in the April, 2013 edition of  The Connexion, English language newspaper in France. Through interviews with French MPs representing French expatriates, the article compares and contrasts the differing interpretations of democracy in France and the UK … Continue reading

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Voting from Australia

Continuing the theme as to whether British citizens living abroad are apathetic or not about voting in UK elections (as is still your right for up to 15 years), Australia is a good example to take, hosting the largest (+1 million) and farthest … Continue reading

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New Clause 3 for Overseas Voting Rights withdrawn!

The New Clause 3 brought up and read a second time before being subsequently withdrawn by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con), during the 27th June Commons debate on the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill, would have removed the 15 year qualifying period … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Registration

Below is an update on Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown’s progress in Parliament on 19th June and the important Clause 3 which seeks to remove the 15 year time limit on British overseas voters, to be debated 27th June, 2012. Highlighting the major difficulties with the … Continue reading

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