Support for votes for life Bill

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MP Roger Gale, suggested the Overseas Electors Bill should be named after long-time compaigner Harry Schindler, seen here with the Labour International's Lorraine Hardy

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed the progress made to secure votes for life for British expats.

The Costa Blanca Branch of Labour International and the Valencia-based pressure group Bremain in Spain both commented this week on the second reading of the Overseas Electors Bill 2017-19 which aims to restore a vote in UK general elections to Britons who have lived overseas for more than 15 years.

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