Overseas voters law debate delayed again
Britons who have lived for more than 15 years abroad are currently not allowed to vote. The debate on the bill to give them back their vote has been delayed again – after being previously listed on the Parliament’s website as taking place last Friday.
The Overseas Electors Bill 2017-2019 finished a series of ‘committee stage’ discussions by a group of MPs on November 14 last year and was listed on the bill's official website as to be debated by the full House of Commons again this Friday, January 25 – however it is now listed on the bill's website with the date ‘to be announced’.
Sources close to the government said the government is still committed to the bill, and that a new date will be announced in the near future.
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