Tag Archives: 2015 General Election

PM: Include “Votes for Life” for British Citizens Abroad in Queen’s Speech!

Our priority now is to hold the Conservative government  to its manifesto promise to scrap the 15 year limit on overseas voting.  Therefore, every Conservative MP needs to be lobbied e.g. by e-mail before the Queen’s Speech on 27 May (scroll down … Continue reading

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Overseas Voting Campaign hits 100,000 target and exceeds it…but!

The expat voting campaign has hit its target of 100,000 registered overseas voters and indeed comfortably exceeded it , but……. The Electoral Commission has now confirmed that the number of overseas British citizens who applied to register to vote in … Continue reading

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One Last Push for 100,000 Registered Overseas Voters!

British expats: Help to push the number of registered overseas voters over the 100,000 threshold. After yesterday’s TV debate, this morning the leaders of the seven main UK parties have urged people to register to vote before the deadline this … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto 2015 Commitment to end 15-year-rule for Overseas Voters

Here at least is a clear commitment to end the 15 year rule on overseas voters in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2015: “We will complete the electoral register, by working to include more of the five million Britons who live … Continue reading

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More Registered British Overseas Voters Needed

To date a total of over 35,887 British expatriates have registered on-line as overseas voters with the largest concentrations in France, the USA, Germany, Spain and Australia (see The Connexion article below). This compares with the traditional base of some … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Overseas Voter Registration: 20th, 21st & 28th April, 2015

The more overseas voters at the 7th May General Election, the more pressure there will be on the next government to extend the right to vote to those many Britons abroad disenfranchised by the 15-year-rule. Make sure that you are … Continue reading

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9% of British Population lose the vote after 15 years!

Why does the government need to abolish the absurd 15-year restriction  on voting rights? And why must British expats everywhere register to vote as soon as possible?  Because as many as 9% of the British people live abroad! And there’s … Continue reading

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