Category Archives: Harry Shindler

Separate Constituencies for Overseas Voters?

Here are some thoughtful comments below from Frank Lowther following Harry Shindler’s recent interview with The Economist , to which the logical answer would be to have a separate constituency or constituencies for representation of the different requirements of British overseas voters. … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler Endorses Electoral Commission’s Overseas Voter Registration Campaign

Veteran, overseas-voting-rights campaigner Harry Shindler fully supports and endorses The Electoral Commission’s campaign , encouraging all British citizens now living in the other 27 EU member state countries to register and vote in next month’s European Parliament Elections:  “We British expat citizens, more than any other British citizens, … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Voting Rights Question in EC “Citizens’ Dialogue in Marseille”

Further to her 5th September, 2013  meeting at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels with veteran voting rights campaigner  Harry Shindler, there is another opportunity on the 14th of November, 2013 in a “Citizens’ Dialogue in Marseille” , for EU … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler takes Voting Rights Campaign to European Commission in Brussels

Here’s veteran British voting rights campaigner Harry Shindler being received in Brussels on 5th September, 2013 by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoDetails.cfm?sitelang=en&ref=023878#0 Margaret Hales who attended today’s meeting has … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler is Appealing!

Whatever they say about expat Harry Shindler, this 91-year-old, WWII veteran remains a fighter and highly appealing to the BBC, which has again interviewed him here on his ongoing campaign to regain his right to vote in UK elections. You can … 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

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Democratic Right to Vote, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, In Defence of the ECHR, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why All British Citizens in EU Need a Voice

With a referendum on continuing British membership of the European Union(EU) becoming increasingly likely, where is the balancing voice in the debate from non-resident British citizens living within the EU in continental Europe, as Britain seems to sleepwalk to the exit? … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Blog Statistics – Year 2012 in review

The statistical report below shows that this blog received a total of 5,400 views from visitors to the site during 2012. Visits during 2012 were received from a total of 71 countries, most from France but with the UK and … Continue reading

Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Harry Shindler vs UK, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, James Preston Case, Lord Lexden Continues Challenge, Neglect or Apathy, Voting Rights, Why bother to vote, Year 2012 Statistics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 6-11 Million Unable to Vote, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Electoral Commission, Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Reg., Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, IER for Overseas Voters., Improving Overseas Reg/voting Rates, Low Turnouts: both UK & US, Overseas Voter Profile, Overseas Voter Turnout:UKvsUS, Voting Rights, Why no x-party consensus on 15-yr-rule | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Voting from Australia

Continuing the theme as to whether British citizens living abroad are apathetic or not about voting in UK elections (as is still your right for up to 15 years), Australia is a good example to take, hosting the largest (+1 million) and farthest … Continue reading

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