Votes for Life inches closer.
In today’s budget was the news that the Treasury is making a funding provision to cover the introduction of the 'Votes for Life’ manifesto commitment in the next financial year. In the 2021 Budget Red Book released today was the statement 'Overseas Electors - The government is providing an additional £2.5 million to remove the limit preventing British citizens who live overseas from voting after 15 years’.
Heather Harper MBE, Chairman of Conservatives Abroad said ‘All British expatriates around the world currently disenfranchised will greet the news that the Government is taking the necessary steps to abolish the 15 year rule which opens up the prospect of the measure coming into fruition in the near future following Parliamentary legislation. This will be great news to the many who have campaigned for this for years including Harry Shindler MBE in Italy who turns 100 this year’