Category Archives: IER for Overseas Voters.

Lord Lexden Continues to Challenge the 15-Year-limit for Overseas Voters.

The extract below from the 25th July, 2012 House of Lords debate on electoral reform, shows how Lord Lexden in particular continues to take the lead in challenging the 15-year limit for British citizens voting from overseas. You can show your support if you … Continue reading

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MP’s Letter to Constituent Losing his Right to Vote

Brian Cave is a British expatriate who has diligently registered to vote  via his local UK Election Registration Officer for the past 14 years while resident in France. He has written in protest to his current MP Mark Harper because he will lose … Continue reading

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British Overseas Still Denied Vote and Yet British Democracy in Terminal Decline!

British citizens resident overseas wanting to vote are still denied such rights after 15 years abroad and yet British democracy is in terminal decline, as Corporate power,  unrepresentative politicians and apathetic voters leave the UK ‘increasingly unstable’, says study. Surely this … Continue reading

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Two Overseas Voting Issues for Lords.

The Electoral Registration & Administration Bill passed through the Commons last week, with the next step scrutiny of the wording and debate in the House of Lords. This could well be as early as next week. In addressing the case of British overseas … 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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Case for Improving Overseas Registration & Voting Procedures.

France’s recent presidential and legislative elections provide some interesting insights to overseas voting practices. Despite over 1 million registered French overseas voters compared with 30,000 for their British counterparts, only some 3600 French citizens voted by post (the only option … Continue reading

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Almost five million British expats now living and abroad, survey shows

Almost five million British expats are now living and working abroad, helping to shape the communities they live in, according to the fifth annual NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Index. The report, compiled in conjunction with the Centre … Continue reading

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