Category Archives: 15-Year Limit No Barrier

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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New Clause 3 for Overseas Voting Rights withdrawn!

The New Clause 3 brought up and read a second time before being subsequently withdrawn by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con), during the 27th June Commons debate on the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill, would have removed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

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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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Copenhagen Voting Rights Recommendations

The Copenhagen Conference recommendation below on European Union (EU) Voting Rights, doesn’t support the recent judgement in the High Court in London against British expatriate James Preston  currently living in Spain, that the 15-year-limit on his national voting rights is not an impediment … Continue reading

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Anomaly of Disenfranchised British Overseas Voters in EU.

The anomaly of British expatriates losing their national  right to vote after 15 years resident within the European Union (EU), is illustrated by Anthony Pickles’ article in The Commentator below on how French expatriates resident in the UK will be represented in the French … Continue reading

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Judgement that 15-year Limit on Voting Rights is No Barrier to Free Movement within the European Union

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/9112895/James-Preston-denied-appeal-over-expat-voting-decision.html A British expat whose attempt to force the Government to give him the right to vote in elections was recently overthrown by judges has been refused permission to appeal http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Many expats think it is unfair they lose their … Continue reading

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