Category Archives: Re-Connecting with British Voters

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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Most Countries Operate a System of IER but not the UK!

Most democratic countries today operate a system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) rather than the Household Electoral Registration (HER) still employed in the UK (see lines 7 – 8, page 3 of the article by Toby S James on “Introducing … Continue reading

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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

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More Representation Encourages More Overseas Voters

What happens when expatriates get the Vote – that is to say – Representation?   Is it so extraordinary that the Americans are following the French elections as they affect French residents abroad?  Bloomberg News  reports it in the link … Continue reading

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Global British Representation

In its 2010 report Global Brit: Making the most of the British Diaspora the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) challenges what it calls “some of the rather lazy and rather offensive assumptions that still exist about the nature and outlook ” … Continue reading

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Re-Connecting with British Voters.

Reconnecting with British Overseas Voters on http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Vote on-line in Support of Votes for All Expat Brits. Perhaps surprisingly for today’s generation, the then Mrs Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, even when Prime Minister famously knew the price of everyday goods … Continue reading

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