Category Archives: Neglected overseas voters

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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MPs should be concerned about national and international issues too.

Thanks to modern communications in today’s wired-up world, British citizens overseas, despite being disenfranchised after more than 15 years abroad, can remain informed on and concerned by, national and international issues impacting the UK. We would, therefore, agree with the argument of  Kerry McCarthy, the … 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Outdated Objections to British Voters Overseas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voters overseas quoted in the House of Commons Library Standard Note:SN/PC/5923 “Overseas Voters”, seem now rather outdated in an Internet age, when British citizens around the world were able to take pride in British achievements at the … Continue reading

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Being Disenfranchised Affects One’s Status as a British Citizen!

Responding to our continuing arguments against the current 15-year-limit on the voting rights of British citizens resident overseas, the latest letter from the Elections & Democracy Division of the Cabinet Office again explains (see the extracts below) that in this respect, being … Continue reading

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Overseas Voter Turnout: UK vs USA

For the more insular British politicians who think that they have little to learn from France where overseas voting rights are concerned, some 1 million (40%) out of 2.5 million French overseas citizens have registered to vote , compared with 30,000 … Continue reading

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Overseas Voters and Electoral Registration and Administration Bill.

As reported in Hansard below, a second reading of The Electoral Registration and Administration Bill was moved in the House of Commons on the 23rd May, 2012 and received two early interventions concerning the case of overseas voters. Mr Denis … Continue reading

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UK vs French Parliament 2012

454,901 expatriate French have voted  worldwide for their President and soon for deputies to their Assembly in Paris  – <see left << The red is where François Hollande was supported (46.93%). Blue – Sarkozy (53.05%) And if this had been … Continue reading

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