Category Archives: Lord Lexden Continues Challenge

The Hard-Won-Easily-Lost Right to Vote.

The historically, hard-won right to vote in a democratic British society was not willingly conceded by the political class at the time, but equally can still be rather easily lost again through political calculation or neglect e.g. as in the case of the … Continue reading

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British Diaspora is a National Resource.

Why doesn’t the British government show more interest, compared with other countries such as the US, in retaining links with its citizens moving overseas? One illustration of this is that after 15 years away,  British citizens living overseas automatically lose their … Continue reading

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Need to Change Political Attitudes to Overseas Voters.

Lord Lipsey in his BBC Radio 4 debate with Brian Cave came across as absolutely rigid in his opposition to UK voting rights for British Citizens resident overseas. This doesn’t seem so surprising now when reading the review of his … Continue reading

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Low Turnout Should Not Mean No Vote!

Why at a time of increasing disengagement from the political process in a democratic society, are British citizens in general not more actively encouraged, or indeed inspired in the case of the younger generation, to vote? In the case of … Continue reading

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Outdated Objections to British Voters Overseas

The previous objections below to British voters overseas quoted in the House of Commons Library Standard Note:SN/PC/5923 “Overseas Voters”, seem now rather outdated in an Internet age, when British citizens around the world were able to take pride in British achievements at the … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden Continues to Challenge the 15-Year-limit for Overseas Voters.

The extract below from the 25th July, 2012 House of Lords debate on electoral reform, shows how Lord Lexden in particular continues to take the lead in challenging the 15-year limit for British citizens voting from overseas. You can show your support if you … Continue reading

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