Category Archives: Harry Shindler Presses PM.

A View on Votes for Life and Overseas Representation

“Votes for Life” were promised twice in manifestos by the Conservative Party and yet still here we are, many of us, still screaming out but voiceless. Let’s trust the promise of “introducing” it before 2022 means quick implementation rather than … Continue reading

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British Government response to Petition on Right to Vote.

The Government has responded to the petition – “Give all British citizens living abroad the right to vote and dedicated MPs”. Government response: The Government remains committed to introducing ‘votes for life’ ahead of the next scheduled General Election in … Continue reading

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Latest on Votes for Life – Overseas Electors Bill

Brian Cave who over the years has made a leading and major contribution to our campaign for Votes for Life for British citizens resident abroad, has recently written the following letter to Glyn Davies, MP who has tabled an Overseas Electors … Continue reading

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Difficulties in Voting as Overseas Elector in 2017 General Election?

Let us know if you’ve had difficulties similar to British expatriate Dan Almond (who comments below) in trying to vote as an overseas elector in the recent 2017 General Election: “My wife and I live in Italy and have done since Sept … Continue reading

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Brexit Impact on Acquired Rights of British Citizens in the EU-27 and other EU Citizens in UK.

The research paper below was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs and was commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional affairs. It addresses the impact and consequences of Brexit on the … Continue reading

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Why further delay in tabling the “Votes for Life ” Bill?

June Wayland, a British citizen resident outside the UK now for ten years, has recently commented via this blog on the government’s proposed “Votes for Life” Bill and is suspicious as to why it was delayed until after the EU Referendum.  She … Continue reading

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“Britishness” does not expire after 15 years abroad but your Right to Vote currently will!

Marianne Marsh has recently commented from France that ” my Britishness will not expire after 15 years, but it looks as if my rights will”, despite demonstrating her continuing commitment to the UK by travelling together with her husband to … Continue reading

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