Monday 1st December
Room W1 (Off Westminster Great Hall) – House of Commons
2.45 – 3.30 pm
Prior to the introduction, by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, of a ten-minute rule bill calling for the reinstatement, in perpetuity, of voting rights for ex-pat United Kingdom citizens, (Tuesday 2nd December)
Harry Shindler, the Anzio veteran, resident in Italy, and a lifelong campaigner for the ex-pat franchise, will speak, answer questions and be available for interview with Mr. Clifton-Brown.
At present the voting rights of United Kingdom Citizens are restricted to fifteen years only of residence overseas. Most countries in the developed world already grant the franchise in perpetuity and the campaign seeks to bring the UK into line with best democratic practice to facilitate the registration and enfranchisement of those, many of whom pay taxes in Britain, now living abroad.
Sir Roger Gale MP, Campaign Co-Chairman