Category Archives: Overseas Voter Profile

Why No Cross-Party Consensus on 15-Year-Rule Reform?

Wayne David is Labour MP for Caerphilly and Shadow Minister for Political & Constitutional Reform. He’s challenged the government before over its proposed constituency boundary changes and plans for individual voter registration, the latter forming a key part of the parliamentary bill … 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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Exporting for Britain could lose you the vote!

If you work abroad and stay too long helping the British economy to grow through important export contracts, you could also lose your national right to vote if you spend more than 15 years overseas, and are not in government service … Continue reading

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Almost five million British expats now living and abroad, survey shows

Almost five million British expats are now living and working abroad, helping to shape the communities they live in, according to the fifth annual NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Index. The report, compiled in conjunction with the Centre … Continue reading

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6-11 Million British Citizens unable to Vote.

The link below to the BBC News article “Q&A: Changes to the way people register to vote”, provides answers to the key questions on what the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) will mean for future elections. It is said … Continue reading

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British Expats Out-Voted by French Counterparts.

The link below shows that over 40% of French overseas citizens voted out of more than one million registered in the recent French Presidential Elections of 2012. The UK then compares very badly with only some 30,000 British overseas citizens registered to … Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts (even after 15 years overseas)

EVERY VOTE COUNTS                Sunday 22nd April, 2012 Hello Sky News, You aptly reported all day on the 400,000 thousand French citizens living in the UK for whom 30 polling stations were open to cast their votes in the French Presidential … Continue reading

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