Overseas Electors Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North 1:45 pm, 22nd March 2019

This gets to the nub of one of the challenges in the Bill. In the case of someone living in this country, the question being asked is, “Where do you live?” Some people can legitimately claim to live in two places. Many people in this Chamber live somewhere else during the week. Of overseas electors, however, we are asking, “Where did you live last?” Those are two very different questions, and the result here might be to enable in our voting system exactly the same treatment in both cases, which should give us cause to reflect if not cause us some anxiety.