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UK Membership of EU: Referendums

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 1105, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on extension of the franchise in future general elections to EU nationals based in the UK.

Answered on

12 June 2015

Citizens of the EU who are resident in the UK can already vote in European Parliamentary and local elections, if they do not wish to vote in their home state. Equally, British citizens living in other member states can choose to vote in their European Parliamentary elections.

No such arrangements exist for parliamentary elections in the UK or in other member states. The government has no plans to change these arrangements.

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Cabinet Office