Category Archives: VotesforLife

Private Member’s Bill on Overseas Voting

Very important news from Brian Cave, a long term promoter of the Votes for Life campaign, via David Rosemont, a member of one of the SY2E aliance’s groups: Friends, I have just received the following information from a private contact. … Continue reading

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Shout for Democracy

Parliamentary petition to Implement Votes for Life legislation before EU referendum Posted on Facebook by Lyn Pigney:- If you, like me and my family, all UK Citizens then as now, have decided to move across La Manche to live, I think … Continue reading

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Democracy – whichever way you vote

Parliamentary petition to Implement Votes for Life legislation before EU referendum Britons will shortly be voting to say whether Britain should remain a member of the EU. Well, a lot of them will. The ones resident in the UK (perhaps even … Continue reading

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Votes for Life – Campaigning with New Europeans & European Movement UK on Voting Rights for all UK Expatriates

Parliamentary petition to Implement Votes for Life legislation before EU referendum We have been supporting the campaign by Votes for Expat Brits to remove this limit for many months. Through the efforts of people such as 91 year old Harry Schindler a … Continue reading

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Votes for Life – Petitioning Parliament to remove 15yr limit on Democracy for UK Citizens

Petitioning Parliament – Implement Votes for Life legislation before EU referendum It is estimated that of the 5 million UK citizens of voting age who live outside the UK, 1 million are disenfranchised by the current 15 year limit on … Continue reading

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UK over 18s to be denied vote in referendum

People who are: over 18 years of age hold UK passports with the right of abode in the UK old enough to serve in or have served in the UK’s armed forces are directly affected by decisions made the the … Continue reading

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What are expatriates and why are they ignored?

There seems to be a common misconception that expatriates have not only left their native country but also renounced it. Expatriate derives from “ex – out of or from” and “patria – country”. An expatriate is very different to an ex-patriot. A … Continue reading

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Disenfranchisement: Commission acts to defend voting rights of EU citizens abroad

“The right to vote is one of the fundamental political rights of citizenship. It is part of the very fabric of democracy. Depriving citizens of their right to vote once they move to another EU country is effectively tantamount to … Continue reading

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How many people are we talking about?

There are an estimated 2.4 million UK citizens who live elsewhere in the EU. All the different sources acknowledge that the numbers in France and Spain are significantly understated probably by as much as 100%. That would add another 400-600,000 … Continue reading

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