MORE than 1.5 million British expats living in Europe are a step closer to winning back their right to vote in UK elections.
Campaigners are already claiming ‘victory’ after MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown proposed the bill in the House of Commons last month, receiving no opposition.
It means expats will be eligible to vote in future general elections, possibly even one scheduled for later this year.
Campaigner Harry Shindler MBE said: “Sadly the timing of the general election could delay the bill until after the next election.
“But it can only delay the inevitable – our regaining the right to vote.
“Arguing whether we vote at the 2015 or 2020 election means we have won. It is now just a matter of time.
“So that is how we enter the New Year, in the knowledge that our campaign is nearly over.”
To register for your vote, visit: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote