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Category Archives: LibDems Call for Expat Vote
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
British Expats’ “Right to Vote” in 2020 General Election
Quoting from an article in The Times of 24th September, 2016 Expats will be given a vote in the 2020 general election : “Millions more Britons living abroad will be entitled to vote in the next general election after Theresa May committed … Continue reading
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
Lesson from Younger Generation in Votes for Brits Abroad?
The younger generation of British citizens has traditionally a much lower turnout rate in national elections compared with the older generation and the major parties need to find new ways e.g. via social networks, of engaging them more fully in … Continue reading
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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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Nick Clegg Defends the Importance of Voting (but not for British Expats)
Nick Clegg who thinks British expats should not be allowed to vote after 15 years abroad, is also defending the importance of voting in this article in The Telegraph Nick Clegg tells Paxman to stop ‘sneering’ and vote. Deputy Prime … Continue reading
Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, All EU Brits Need Voice, Expats Contribute to UK, LibDems Call for Expat Vote, Margaret Hales Overseas Voting Letter, Nationality Change to Vote?, Nick Clegg Defends Voting, No Clear Connection with Citizenship, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas Tagged 15-year-rule, British expatriates, national voting rights, politics 2 Comments
EU Support for Expat Brit Right to Vote
In a press conference last week to present the 2013 EU Citizenship Report, Viviane Reding, the Commission Vice President announced that they will seek to help Britons who live abroad to keep their right to vote after the 15 year … Continue reading
Liberal Democrats Call for Expat Brit Voting Rights
The Brussels & Europe Liberal Democrats have called for the vote to be given back to all British citizens living abroad. [This complements the efforts of Lord Lexden who has already secured political support for an all-party inquiry on overseas … Continue reading
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