Expats to be allowed to vote in British parliament elections for life



British expats should soon have the right to vote in parliamentary elections for a lifetime, under Government plans to scrap the existing time limit.
There is currently a 15-year time limit on British citizens who live abroad registering as overseas electors.
But the Government's proposed changes would give all eligible British citizens who have lived in the UK a lifelong right to vote in parliamentary elections.
Minister for the Constitution Chris Skidmore said: "British citizens who move abroad remain a part of our democracy and it is important they have the ability to participate.... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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