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

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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

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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

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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

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