In General Elections and in referendums, UK residents from countries outside of the Commonwealth and Ireland cannot vote. Neither can UK citizens living abroad for more than 15 years. All together, up to 10 million people are denied a vote by the current rules: 7 million UK residents and 3 million UK citizens abroad. In 2016, the people who were most affected by the result of the referendum. That should be a source of national shame.
That’s why, together with the3million and British in Europe, we have launched Let Us Vote – a campaign to give the vote to all UK residents, and all UK citizens living abroad, not just in a Brexit referendum but in all future referendums and elections.
We can win – but only if we act. That’s why, we’re asking you to:
- Email your MP now and ask them to sign the pledge
- Sign the petition to support the campaign
- Share the campaign on social media and spread the word.
You can order campaign leaflets by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more and get involved: letusvote.org.uk
16th April 2019