This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Give the vote back to UK Nationals who have lived away from UK for 15+ years

We ask the present government to honour their manifesto pledge and give the vote back to UK nationals who have been denied a vote previously owing to having lived abroad for 15 years or more. As Brexit progresses we will have no vote anywhere.

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Many of us who currently live in the EU will lose our votes in local and EU elections after Brexit and will consequently have no representation in either the UK parliament, the EU parliament or local elections in Europe. We will be disenfranchised on all fronts and there will be nobody who represents us.

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