This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Give all UK residents the right to vote in local government elections

There should be a change in electoral law to ensure that everyone who is permanently resident in the UK and of voting age has the right to vote in local government elections.

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For those who live in a local community, numerous aspects of their daily life – such as housing, education, local amenities, public transport, cultural and sports facilities – are influenced by decisions taken by the local authority. It is therefore only fair to extend the right to vote and be elected in local elections to all long-term UK residents, regardless of their citizenship. Such a move would also ensure that EU citizens retain their right to vote in local elections after Brexit.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

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