Category Archives: Lord Lexden: All-Party Inquiry

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

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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

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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

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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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Launch of All Party Inquiry into Overseas Voting

Note: For those British expats who might wish to attend or submit written evidence , particularly with input on how to encourage substantially more overseas voters, the next meetings of the All Party Inquiry into Overseas Voting are now scheduled for 27th June … 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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