Category Archives: Democratic Right to Vote

Conservative Manifesto 2015 Commitment to end 15-year-rule for Overseas Voters

Here at least is a clear commitment to end the 15 year rule on overseas voters in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2015: “We will complete the electoral register, by working to include more of the five million Britons who live … Continue reading

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Freedom of Movement for British Expats within the EU.

Why are British expatriate citizens living within the European Union (EU) still penalised by having their right to vote in UK national elections removed after 15 years abroad? The current pre-election furore in the UK over uncontrolled immigration could also … Continue reading

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Why British Expatriates also don’t Vote?

With falling voter turnout such a cause for concern in the UK (only 31% in the 2013 local elections and 65.1% in the 2010 general election, the latter compared with +75% in 1964), why does the political establishment continue to … Continue reading

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No Clear Connection between British Citizenship and the Right to Vote

The lack of a clear connection in law between British citizenship and the right to vote has permitted successive British governments to allow the following injustice: Fellow but expatriate British citizens are rather arbitrarily in law deprived of their right … Continue reading

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European Citizens’ Initiative – Let Me Vote!

Imagine being a law-abiding EU citizen, living in the EU, and having no right to vote for the government whose decisions will impact on your daily life. European Citizens’ Initiative: Let me vote Subject matter: To strengthen the rights listed … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Petition to European Parliament

If there is a referendum on whether the UK  should leave the EU, then surely the British living in Europe should be able to vote? A Letter of Petition (see below) to the European Parliament has , therefore, been initiated by the … Continue reading

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Overseas Voters Are British Citizens Living Abroad.

British overseas voters are British citizens living abroad, according to the Electoral Commission’s website http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. This states that: Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in … Continue reading

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