Category Archives: Improving Overseas Reg/voting Rates

Overseas Voters: Electoral Commission’s Public Awareness Plan

The Electoral Commission has reported to the Parliamentary Parties Panel (PPP) on 20th November, 2013 the results of a consultation into boosting the registration of overseas electors. As a potential overseas voter (not disqualified by the 15-year-rule), shouldn’t you make … 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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Overseas Voting Letter from Margaret Hales, a descendant of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst

Read this well argued, 5-point submission (from which extracts are given below) to the House of Lords All-Party Working Group on Overseas Voting  from Margaret Hales , who has lived in Spain for nearly seven years and is a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst the … Continue reading

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Send Your Evidence to All-Party Inquiry on Overseas Voting.

Two more meetings of the All- Party Inquiry are scheduled 27th June and on July 3rd at 3.30 p.m. [Committee Room 4 – Palace of Westminster]   Attendance at the meeting may be possible for representatives of interested groups. Written … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Call for Expat Brit Voting Rights

The Brussels & Europe Liberal Democrats have called  for the vote to be given back to all British citizens living abroad. [This complements the efforts of Lord Lexden who has already secured political support for an all-party inquiry on overseas … Continue reading

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World Expat Population

This interesting report on the world expatriate population identifies a British expat diaspora of 4.7 million. Given that for up to 15 years away a British citizen retains the right to register and vote from overseas, it is striking that … Continue reading

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Why No Cross-Party Consensus on 15-Year-Rule Reform?

Wayne David is Labour MP for Caerphilly and Shadow Minister for Political & Constitutional Reform. He’s challenged the government before over its proposed constituency boundary changes and plans for individual voter registration, the latter forming a key part of the parliamentary bill … Continue reading

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