All-Party Inquiry report on Overseas Voters rights


Over the Winter of 2012-2013, Lord Lexden and Lord Norton proposed a number of amendments to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill which, if passed, would have abolished the disenfranchisement of British expat citizens after 15 years' residence abroad. Because of the scale of the opposition during the debate, they were forced to withdraw their amendments, but the discussion was useful in that the House decided to set up an informal cross-party group to look at overseas voters and to suggest ways of increasing the level of registration among British expats. The members of the group are Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Baroness Greengross, Lord Lexden, Professor Lord Norton (chair), Professor Lord Parekh and Lord Tyler.
 
Their report, Making Votes Count - Enhancing engagement in the electoral process by British expatriates, has just been published, and you can read it by clicking on the PDF below.

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