Written Question on British Nationals Abroad: Voting Rights

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Date Title Questioner
19 Dec 2018, 2:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham) Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)

Question to the Cabinet Office:

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 by Chloe Smith - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

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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