Category Archives: Lord Lexden: Reasons to Remove 15 yr Limit

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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Wasted opportunity from 5 million Britons Abroad

This article below in The Economist doesn’t adhere to some popular prejudices about Britons abroad : “Some 5m Britons live abroad. The country could do far more to exploit its high-flying expats.” The Economist, August 9th 2014: The British diaspora … 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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British Expats also Contribute to the UK Economy

Despite what some politicians might suggest in denying them the vote, many British expats not only contribute to the UK economy via the taxes they continue to pay on eg their public sector pensions or the local council tax, energy, … 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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