Voting for 15 years in the UK

(Dominique Rogers) #1

Sorry, I cannot find the original thread. About the 15 years only voting rights but below is the answer from my (conservative) MP, I was quite touched as there is no way that MP is ever going to lose his seat there is not even a Labour candidate in my ex circonscription.


Dear Mr & Mrs Rogers

Thank you for contacting me about the voting rights of overseas citizens.

As you know, the previous Labour Government reduced the time British citizens were able to be out of the country and entitled to vote to 15 years.

Unfortunately Ten Minute Rule motions very rarely result in legislation because of a lack of parliamentary time for the resulting Bill to complete its passage.

However the Conservative Party recognises that this situation is not fair and it has pledged that a future Conservative Government will remove this cap and extend full voting rights to all British overseas voters for life.

Yours sincerely


(Brian Milne) #2

Carswell isn't it? You might be pleasantly pleased to know that the most recent by-election poll shows support going down and the Tories going back up and a good candidate is expected to be selected for next May. Since none of the other parties care much, that is one to watch.

(Ian Davison) #3

And pigs might fly. Although if we put enough pressure on you never know! Unfortunately the british public may have elected a government with ukip as partners before anything can be done, and then “Gawd help us”