THE BRITISH CITIZEN ABROAD
WILL HAVE A VOTE.
The Government has formally declared that every British Citizen everywhere will have the vote.
Harry Shindler has been beating the drum on this for 16 years. The MPs in the Commons will not listen to us if we have no vote. There
are very few who have shown any concern – among them is Sir Roger Gale and Geoffrey Clifton Brown and current members of the Liberal Democrat Party. But
Harry was the prime mover in getting the leading politicians of the Conservatives to promise to grant the vote. He
writes as below – but we need this vote now. Harry as it happens is a life time member of the Labour Party. But will the Labour party at Westminster agree?
Message from Harry
Shindler – on Votes-For –Life. October 5th 2016
‘Downing Street’ writes as follows.
“Plans to remove the 15 year limit on overseas voting rights were set out in the Government Manifesto for this Parliament. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED Band MEANS OF A GOVERNMENT BILL.. and
further .. this will be in place for the next scheduled UK parliamentary elections.”
Which means.. there is being prepared a Government Bill
to give us back our democratic right to vote. So, we are nearly there! Well done our ex-pats.
Now we await the Bill and its endorsement in Parliament. So we must step up our contacts with MPs and explain to them why they should support the Bill.
As the aim is for the General Election of 2020.. I have written to Downing
Street, suggesring that the Bill be before Parliament in the present session. We shall see.
So this is great news. We shall vote at the next General Election.
All those who have taken part in this long campaign will know that it was worth it, and as we kept saying
“We will win because we are right’.
The man (Winston Churchill) would have said
is not the end—
But it could be the beginning of the end”
Signed by : Harry Shindler.