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Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 909034, tabled on 6 February 2019

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

6 February 2019

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

The Government is supporting the Member for Montgomeryshire’s Private Member’s Bill on Overseas Electors which delivers our manifesto commitment to introduce votes for life.

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Cabinet Office
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