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Overseas Electors Bill: Money

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 16th October 2018.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 4:32 pm, 16th October 2018

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention, and for mentioning Harry Shindler and highlighting his campaigning work on overseas voters. However, I believe that we as a party are striking the right balance. We are welcoming the extension of democracy while, crucially, upholding the integrity of our elections in this country. Globalisation has led to a broad section of British citizens living around the world and we should rightly celebrate their involvement in our democracy, but it is right that we should place reasoned rules on their involvement in our democratic process.