Category Archives: Specific Expat MPs?

Why is it important for expats to have their own MPs?

This April 2013 Connexion article on “What do French expat MPs do?”, has interesting answers from two of these MPs to the question “Why is it important for expats to have their own MPs?” Axelle Lemaire is the Socialist French MP … 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

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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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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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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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Lack of government respect makes some Expat Brits disaffected, angry and fed up!

“Expats are disaffected, angry and fed up”, says Brian Cave Submitted by expatsradio on Tue, 13/03/2012 – 11:21 Expats disaffected, angry and fed up! Expatsradio spoke to Brian Cave about the value that the UK government puts on expats. These are … Continue reading

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French Political Parties Target London Expats

Unlike the British, the overseas vote is of importance to the French political parties as they target their over 100,000 expat citizens registered to vote and living in London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/18/french-expats-london-election?newsfeed=true Welcome to “Londres”. In a closely fought race, the French … Continue reading

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