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Category Archives: Margaret Hales Overseas Voting Letter
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
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
Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, All EU Brits Need Voice, Expats Contribute to UK, LibDems Call for Expat Vote, Margaret Hales Overseas Voting Letter, Nationality Change to Vote?, Nick Clegg Defends Voting, No Clear Connection with Citizenship, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas Tagged 15-year-rule, British expatriates, national voting rights, politics 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in All-Party Inquiry Launch, Diaspora is National Resource, Evidence to All-Party Inquiry, Improving Overseas Reg/voting Rates, Lord Lexden: All-Party Inquiry, Lord Lexden: Reasons to Remove 15 yr Limit, Margaret Hales Overseas Voting Letter, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas Tagged 15-year-rule, All-Party Inquiry, British expatriates, Emmeline Pankhurst, EU Referendum 2 Comments