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Monday, 29 March 2010

Longterm UK Expats right to vote in UK

Two interesting articles about the entitlement of UK Expats, who have been absent from their homeland for more than 15 years, to vote in UK General elections, on the Majorcan Pearls weblog.

The first entitled Judicial review of the expat right to vote outlines the case being put forward by James Preston for his right to vote in the UK.

The second Mr Clegg tells expats they can't have the vote comments on the written response fom Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, to James Preston in which NC says; "that his party supports existing legislation preventing British expats from voting back home after residing overseas for more than 15 years". Reference is made to the fact that Mr Clegg's Spanish wife, Miriam González Durántez, can continue to vote in Spanish elections.

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