Further to the recent article about the petition for specific MPs to represent expats in the House of Commons. You can see more details about the petition here.

Here is a quote from Alastair Stewart who created the petition:

"Full-time MPs, elected by citizens abroad, are urgently needed to represent our issues and concerns. While we can register to vote at home, we’re voting in a constituency that some people have little connection to anymore and might not have visited in years.

It’s completely unjust that someone living in say, Edinburgh, has to fight to have their representative solve local matters all while someone living out-with Britain is taking up the time of the same MP."

 

One good thing that is happening at the moment is the plan to remove the current 15 year time limit on voting rights for people who move abroad. Providing clearer representation in parliament for these voters seems sensible.

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