Category Archives: James Preston Case

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

British Overseas Still Denied Vote and Yet British Democracy in Terminal Decline!

British citizens resident overseas wanting to vote are still denied such rights after 15 years abroad and yet British democracy is in terminal decline, as Corporate power,  unrepresentative politicians and apathetic voters leave the UK ‘increasingly unstable’, says study. Surely this … 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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New Clause 3 for Overseas Voting Rights withdrawn!

The New Clause 3 brought up and read a second time before being subsequently withdrawn by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con), during the 27th June Commons debate on the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill, would have removed the 15 year qualifying period … Continue reading

Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, 15-Year Limit No Barrier, 6-11 Million Unable to Vote, Benefits of Internet Voting, Electoral Commission, Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Reg., French Inspire 1 million Overseas Voters, French Internet Voting, French Overseas Voting Statistics, Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination, Most Countries Operate IER, New Clause 3 Withdrawn, Voting Rights | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Copenhagen Voting Recommendations, Electoral Commission, Expat Voter Registration, French Expat Voters, French Overseas Voting Statistics, Global British Representation, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, James Preston Case, Lack of Government respect, No Voting Rights Time Limit, Overseas Voter Profile, Representation encourages overseas voters, Specific Expat MPs?, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

The Votes for Expat Brits Campaign

Erin writing in her EasyExpat.com blog on 4th May, has provided a good overview of our on-going campaign to remove the 15-year-limit on the rights of British overseas citizens to vote in UK national elections. http://easyexpat.blogexpat.com/blog/2012/05/04/the-votes-for-expat-brits-campaign

Posted in EasyExpat Overview, Electoral Commission, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, James Preston Case, Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination, No Voting Rights Time Limit, Re-Connecting with British Voters, Voting Rights | 1 Comment