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Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 42319, tabled on 11 July 2016

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to allow all British citizens who live abroad but pay income tax in the UK to vote in UK elections regardless of the length of time they have been resident abroad.

Answered on

19 July 2016

As set out in our manifesto, the Government will bring forward legislation to remove the outdated 15 year time limit on overseas voting rights.

The Government’s proposals will make no change to the extent to which taxation is the basis for enfranchisement in the UK.

Answered by

Cabinet Office