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Old Mar 8th 2021, 4:58 pm
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Hidden away in the budget was the fact that the government is scrapping the 15 years limitation to vote in UK elections. I know this has been promised before but now it seems it's close to happening.
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Old Mar 8th 2021, 5:01 pm
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The Commons Library has a good summary of the situation.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...fings/sn05923/
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Old Mar 17th 2021, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
The Commons Library has a good summary of the situation.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...fings/sn05923/
The downloadable briefing paper makes for some interesting reading, thank you for the link.

I was not aware of Shindler and Maclennan beforehand, but the timing of the appeal and refusals must beg some questions.

Also this appears to be a considerable shift from figures previously published.

Recent estimates of the number of British citizens living abroad have put the number at around 5 million
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Hidden away in the budget was the fact that the government is scrapping the 15 years limitation to vote in UK elections. I know this has been promised before but now it seems it's close to happening.

Do they reckon that expats will mostly vote Tory?

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Do they reckon that expats will mostly vote Tory?
It'll look good on the next election manifesto...
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