Long-term expats' UK voting rights 'a win for democracy': deVere CEO

Mark Battersby
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Britons who have lived abroad for more than 15 years getting the right to vote in UK general elections is "a major win for democracy," according to Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group. This comes as the Elections Bill moves to scrap an "arbitrary" rule that currently means that those who have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years lose their right to vote in a general election. Official estimates say that this will enfranchise more than 3 million British expats, although this figure is likely to be significantly higher as many expats do not register themselve...

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