FAQ

What is Conservatives Abroad?

Conservatives Abroad is a global network of British Conservative supporters living overseas. As the UK embarks on a new chapter outside the EU, keep in touch with the UK and Conservative supporters worldwide through this website, Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Conservatives Abroad please visit the About page.

How do I join Conservatives Abroad?

You can join the Conservatives Party for £25 per year. By listing your address as outside the UK you will automatically become a member of Conservatives Abroad. Remember to renew your membership each year.

Is there a Conservatives Abroad branch in my area?

To see if there is a Conservatives Abroad branch in your area please go to the drop-down menu on the right. If there is no branch in your area, please contact us. There is an annual Conservatives Abroad conference and dinner in London, usually immediately following the Party Conference. There are also other events throughout the year. Check the events page for further information.

Who can register to vote?

Any British citizen who was last on a UK electoral roll less than 15 years ago can register to vote in UK Parliamentary and European Elections. The Conservative Party manifesto contains a Votes for Life commitment, so in future all British citizens living overseas will be able to vote, regardless of how long they have resided overseas.

How do I register to vote?

If you're resident in the UK or have lived overseas for 15 years or less then you can register to vote online. You'll need your last UK address to register. Online registration takes around 5 minutes. Your former local authority will then contact you to finalise your registration. You will then renew your registration annually. Registration is now an individual rather than household responsibility. 

How can I vote?

Once registered, you are able to vote by post, by proxy, or by returning to the UK on election day. New changes now mean that you should receive your postal vote in good time to vote from overseas.

Where does my vote count?

When you vote from overseas your ballot is counted in the constituency in which you were last registered to vote.

What has the Conservative Government planned for overseas voter eligibility?

There is a Conservative Party manifesto commitment to abolish the 15 year rule before the 2020 election. This means that you will be able to vote in the 2020 election even if you have lived overseas for more than 15 years.