Category Archives: Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination

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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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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Lord Lexden Success : All Party Inquiry on Overseas Voting Rights.

The 23rd of January, Lord Lexden returned with some success to the Overseas Voting Rights question, at the House of Lords Committee report stage of the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill (ERA). There is final recognition that this issue is … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden: Reasons Why Should Remove 15-Year-Limit..

Lord Lexden set out in full the reasons why all British citizens living overseas should have the right to vote in British elections when the House of Lords debated his amendments to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on January … Continue reading

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Voting Rights: UK-Scots or EU-Brits

Referenda planned on Scottish independence or becoming increasingly likely on UK membership of the European Union (EU), pose some interesting questions on the voting rights of British citizens living in Scotland, the United Kingdom (UK) or within the EU. There … Continue reading

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15-Year-Rule Unnecessary Complication of Tax Law

The incompatibility of the 15-year-limit with interpretation of tax law, underlies the British government’s rather ambiguous position on overseas voting rights i.e. that the right to vote is not necessarily related to paying taxes in the UK (although many British … Continue reading

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