Category Archives: Re-Connecting with British Voters

Keep Voting Link with “Brain Drain”

Nine out of ten of the 149,000 British citizens who emigrated from the UK last year were of working age and up to 8000 were pensioners, all adding to the estimated 5 million or more living overseas. Of particular concern … Continue reading

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Neglect or Apathy of British Citizens Living Abroad?

With only some 30,000 registered to vote out of an estimated 5 – 6 million British citizens living abroad, the question is whether this is due to apathy or neglect. Neglect encourages apathy and the British government does not go … Continue reading

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The Democratic Right to Vote

It doesn’t seem very democratic of the UK to deprive British citizens of their national right to vote after 15 years overseas, when other democratic countries such as the US, France , Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal etc. don’t. This … Continue reading

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Need to Change Political Attitudes to Overseas Voters.

Lord Lipsey in his BBC Radio 4 debate with Brian Cave came across as absolutely rigid in his opposition to UK voting rights for British Citizens resident overseas. This doesn’t seem so surprising now when reading the review of his … Continue reading

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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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Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Registration

Below is an update on Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown’s progress in Parliament on 19th June and the important Clause 3 which seeks to remove the 15 year time limit on British overseas voters, to be debated 27th June, 2012. Highlighting the major difficulties with the … Continue reading

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Overseas Voter Turnout: UK vs USA

For the more insular British politicians who think that they have little to learn from France where overseas voting rights are concerned, some 1 million (40%) out of 2.5 million French overseas citizens have registered to vote , compared with 30,000 … Continue reading

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