Prompt to register as an overseas elector

Part of Overseas Electors Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus 10:30 am, 22nd March 2019

I want to return to the question of a future referendum, because although we do not have any of our Scottish nationalist friends here today they are continually pushing for a future independence referendum in Scotland. The last time we had a referendum there were 800,000 Scots disenfranchised because they were living either south of the border or in Wales or overseas. Does my hon. Friend think this new clause could be used in the future to ensure that Scots who chose for a short or longer period to live in another part of the UK would be included in a future independence referendum in Scotland?