UK Parliament Petitions Monitor


Total Signatures (Urgent law to extend voting rights to British abroad by repealing 15-year rule.)

Signatures per Hour (Urgent law to extend voting rights to British abroad by repealing 15-year rule.)

Action Urgent law to extend voting rights to British abroad by repealing 15-year rule.
Total Signatures 11,849 (6,589 for UK constituencies; 56%)
State open
Background

Pass Bill to benefit overseas electors before any further EU vote or general election. 2022 will be too late. Hundreds and thousands of British citizens living and working abroad are disenfranchised, unable to vote on issues which affect them directly (in breach of their basic human rights).

Additional Details

Denying a vote to citizens most affected by the decision to leave the European Union was a dereliction of UK democracy. The failure of Parliament was allowing this injustice. The duty is to ensure it never happens again. How can anyone be confident that their private life will be respected if British citizens find themselves living in EU countries with no clear status and without the protection of the Citizens Directive 2004/38 and all EU acquis (body of EU law) that protects citizens?

Petition Home Page https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/228362
Source JSON Feed https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/228362.json
Monitor Period Hour
Sample Count 770 since 2018-12-30
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