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Remove the 15-year rule for UK citizens living abroad voting in UK elections

Submitted by Michael Richard Soffe on Thursday 29th September 2022

Published on Tuesday 4th October 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Current Signatures: 777
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Remove the 15-year rule for UK citizens living abroad voting in UK elections

Petition Details

The current Government has repeatedly promised to give British citizens living abroad the right to vote in UK general elections, no matter how long they have lived abroad, but this still has not been implemented. I want the Government to end the 15-year rule now.

Additional Information

I was denied a vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU under the 15-year rule, and the UK's departure from the EU has meant I have lost my right to vote in European elections.

I am disenfranchised on matters that are important to me. I demand my vote back in the UK.


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