This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Implement Votes for Life legislation before EU referendum
UK Citizens living abroad are directly affected by the EU Referendum.
There's an arbitrary 15yr limit on UK Expatriates voting in UK elections/referenda. The Government's "Votes for Life" acknowledges this. But, they will not implement it until after the referendum.
This is not democratic.
The government proposed legislation in the Queen's Speech to remove this arbitrary limit - see pages 96 & 97 in the briefing pack on the Queen's Speech:
with objective of:
"End the disenfranchisement after an arbitrary 15 years of British citizens living abroad"
Cross party report from 20th March 2014:
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months