Petition calls for vote

British expats demand the end of controversial 15-year rule

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Right-to-vote campaigners Margaret Hales and Harry Schindler

EXPATS are again demanding a voice in British politics with a new electronic petition calling for a universal vote.

The government has pledged a ‘vote for life’ but will only say a change in the law will come before the next General Election in the UK, set for 2022. Under current rules, people living abroad are barred from taking part in a vote after 15 years – the petition calls for everyone to be able to play a part and to have MPs in the House of Commons to represent expats.

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