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Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 908302, tabled on 19 December 2018

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.

Answered on

19 December 2018

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 delivers our manifesto commitment to introducing votes for life.

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Cabinet Office
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