Speaking at the Liberal Democrat’s European local party AGM, Party Chair, Tom McAdam, highlighted our success in re-gaining votes for over 2.1 million voters British citizens living abroad who had lost their votes. Tom emphasized that this means there are now 3.5 million voters living abroad, including those who had previously the right to vote. Overseas voters will be able to vote in the constituencies in which they had previously lived – and winning their support will be crucial in some marginal constituencies.
“It’s well-know that the Liberal Democrats were against Brexit, and we wanted to see a second referendum. We are now seeing the downside for British nationals living in Europe and we shall continue to work to support them,” Tom continued. “Our overseas plans will include clear support for pensioners living outside of the UK, we want to see opportunities for young people to work and study in the UK on the same conditions as their counterparts in the UK, and access to healthcare when visiting the UK”.
In the elections, Tom was re-elected as Chair, supported by an active executive.