Expat 'votes for life' plan published

Expat 'votes for life' plan published
 

The government has published details of plans to scrap the 15-year limit on expats' right to vote in UK general elections before 2020.
Constitution Minister Chris Skidmore said the "votes for life" would allow British citizens who have moved abroad to participate in British democracy.
It follows a long campaign waged by World War Two veteran Harry Shindler .
The government said the policy would need to work for five million overseas British citizens.
Its proposal, which was in the 2015 Conservative manifesto, would allow overseas British citizens who have been previously resident... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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