Voting Rights at Last?


If you watched the UK budget news last week you may have spotted the Government’s commitment to £2.5 Million to abolish the 15-year rule for UK voters overseas. We cautiously welcome this - we’ve been campaigning for years to have voting rights restored to overseas electors, and with Cameron’s 2015 Government the first to promise it, we’ll only believe it when we see it.

The BBC reported this on a segment:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-56265898?fbclid=IwAR2xOVEn0Exrqv8N1RCa1BY87bhP83FLQEcw7NUoN6qZAteHPQj_QuL1PgE

It's clear however that there will be pushback from some quarters. Already the Sunday Times has framed the argument in terms about giving millionaires the right to vote.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/celebrity-tax-exiles-win-back-the-right-to-vote-nwqnlrxsf

In fact, most of the five million British citizens living abroad are normal, working people who have chosen to live abroad for many different reason.


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