Skip to main content

Local Government: Elections

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL5730, tabled on 21 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to allow EU citizens living in the UK to continue being able to vote in local elections after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

7 March 2018

The Government was clear from the start of withdrawal negotiations that EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU should have their voting and candidacy rights protected.This is part of the wider question of UK citizens' rights in the EU and EU citizens' rights in the UK. We are disappointed that the EU is unwilling to protect these rights in the Withdrawal Agreement.

Answered by

Cabinet Office