Harry Shindler sends this letter to all British Citizens in mainland Europe – End of March 2015.
The General Election must be a victory for British Expats
On May 7th voting takes place for a new Parliament in Westminster.
May I urge all expats, who still have the right to vote, to use that vote and demonstrate that we expats care about what happens in the UK and that decisions made in the UK affect our lives out here in Europe.
Whilst we, one million expats are denied the vote, demonstrating that we have a flawed democracy in the UK , this General election can end our long campaign in a victory.
The Conservatives have announced that they will act to give us back our right to vote if they win the election. This promise is made in a letter from the Prime Minister to the writer.
The position of the Labour party is not clear on this matter, yet whilst the Labour Party fail to make a clear decision, Labour International, as with Conservatives Abroad, campaigns for our right to vote.
So we expect, whichever party wins the Election, to return to the one million British Expats, their right to vote.
But it must be more than a promise. IT MUST BE THE FIRST ACT OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT.
So our Country rejoins those Countries with a full democracy.
Harry Shindler M.B.E.
For more information on the campaign for British Expats right to vote please contact:
Le Fourquet, Gourdon, 46300, France
T:- ++33(0)565 41 42 69