This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Give RIGHT TO VOTE for UK Nationals living abroad for more than 15 years ...

As a British National living abroad for more than 15 years, I was DENIED THE RIGHT to vote in the EU Referendum. There are over 5.5 MILLION British nationals living outside the UK (1 in 10 !!!) How much difference would our votes have made?

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