Overseas’ Electors Bill receives second reading in House of Commons

On Friday 23rd February 2018 the second reading of the Overseas’ Electors Bill 2017-19 was held in the House of Commons. This Private Members’ bill sponsored by MP Glyn Davies sets out to extend the vote for life to overseas-resident UK citizens.  It would allow UK citizens living abroad for long periods of time to vote in parliamentary elections (a right which is currently lost after 15 years).

You can read more about the bill here, or watch a recording of the discussion in full here (at 12.22.09).

Glyn Davies speaking at the second reading of the overseas electors' bill