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British people living abroad were given the right to vote in U.K. elections on Tuesday.


L.A.T.1961

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The new law removing a 15-year time limit on the eligibility of expatriates to vote in U.K. elections could potentially add an estimated 3.5 million people to the electoral register for this year’s U.K. general election.

https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-extended-right-to-vote-3-5-million-people-living-abroad-overseas/

Labour objected to the change, with shadow minister Alex Norris arguing that "wealthy donors who have not lived in the UK for decades will find it easier to contribute".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-67993306

 

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1 hour ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

The new law removing a 15-year time limit on the eligibility of expatriates to vote in U.K. elections could potentially add an estimated 3.5 million people to the electoral register for this year’s U.K. general election.

https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-extended-right-to-vote-3-5-million-people-living-abroad-overseas/

Labour objected to the change, with shadow minister Alex Norris arguing that "wealthy donors who have not lived in the UK for decades will find it easier to contribute".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-67993306

 

If they are more likely to vote Labour or Liberal then yes please, ban them lol.

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And they all live in Perth, Western Australia, lol.

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Why would they bother?

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15 hours ago, Electric Scooter said:

If they are more likely to vote Labour or Liberal then yes please, ban them lol.

The assumption appears to be that these folks will be more likely to vote tory. Hence the objection by labour shadow minister Alex Norris.

Of course Labour think its a great idea to tweak voting rules if it's giving 16 year old's the vote as they expect they would all vote for them.

Something the Scottish and Welsh have already done. "16 and 17 year olds in Scotland and Wales can vote for their members of the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, as well as their local councillors."

 

 

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