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Category Archives: Lord Lexden: All-Party Inquiry
Time to Lobby over British Expat Vote in EU Referendum
This article in The Connexion – Time to lobby over expat vote – is urging British expatriates to lobby peers in the House of Lords to extend the right to vote in the referendum to all Britons who live in the EU: … Continue reading
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A century ago British women still couldn’t vote!
Lord Lexden, our great supporter in the House of Lords for removing the current 15-year-limit on the voting rights of British citizens living abroad, has written a letter in The Times (refer below) highlighting the unyielding opposition to women’s voting … Continue reading
Ensure you register for that hard-won right to vote.
The Great Votes for Women demonstration, 21 June 1908. An estimated 250,000 took part. Source: https://twitter.com/FeministPics/media Source: https://twitter.com/FeministPics/media Such a pity today when some young women (in common with some young men) choose not to vote or even register to vote. … Continue reading
Improving Voting Turnout by British Expatriates
The report below by the Cross-Party Group On Overseas Voters examines how, within the current 15-year-limit on their voting rights, British citizens living abroad can be enabled to register and vote in UK elections more easily and in greater numbers: MAKING VOTES COUNT: … Continue reading
Nick Clegg Defends the Importance of Voting (but not for British Expats)
Nick Clegg who thinks British expats should not be allowed to vote after 15 years abroad, is also defending the importance of voting in this article in The Telegraph Nick Clegg tells Paxman to stop ‘sneering’ and vote. Deputy Prime … Continue reading
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British Expats are “Spectators to Democracy”
As British expatriates are we fairly represented in Westminster? The answer must be no given the historically low turnout rates (a maximum of only some 30,000 registered to vote out of 5 – 6 million), and political disenfranchisement anyway after … Continue reading
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Expat Irish Show “Votes-for-expat-Brits” the way!
Exploiting the power of new communications technologies to gather the views and opinions of the worldwide Irish diaspora on national voting rights, Ireland has demonstrated that its own expatriates are not “detached” from their homeland but as Irish citizens want a say in … Continue reading
Calling British Citizens in Poland!
Margaret Hales a key member of our campaign team has a forthcoming trip to Warsaw, Poland and is looking to rally further support within the British community there (see below). If you, or any of your friends/family, know any Brits now … Continue reading
The British Expat Vote in 2015.
With the 2015 General Election in mind, the political parties are already trying to reach out to the 2.5-million Britons (out of the total of 5 – 6 million) living overseas, who they estimate are still eligible to vote in British … Continue reading
Why Change Nationality to Vote?
Questioning the resistance of some British politicians to granting continuing voting rights for British citizens living abroad, , Ben Lenthall commented recently on our blog: “The answer from the authorities seems to be – if you want to live abroad, … Continue reading