Thousands of British expat voters excluded from 2019 election

Pedro Gonçalves
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700,000-plus British expats are barred from voting in the forthcoming general election in December because of a controversial law that states Britons lose their right to vote in UK elections after 15 years overseas. Promises from the Conservatives to scrap the rule and give every British expat the same voting rights and even a Labour push to offer a vote to European Union nationals in the UK and lowering the voting age to 16 years old in a bid to gain more support have failed to come to fruition. Currently the rules only allow expats registered in the constituency where they last live...

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