Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Conservative, Havant

What plans he has to change the time limit on the entitlement of UK citizens living overseas to register to vote in UK parliamentary elections.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

British citizens living abroad retain strong links with the United Kingdom, no matter how far they have travelled.

The Government is supporting my Hon friend the Member for Montgomeryshire’s Private Member’s Bill on Overseas Electors which will remove the rule that bars British citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years from voting.

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