Greg speaks in favour of the Overseas Voters Bill

Government agrees with Greg to scrap the arbitrary 15-year rule which prevents British expats, including many former Chelsea and Fulham residents, taking part in UK elections

Hansard, Tuesday 13th March 2019

Greg Hands (MP for Chelsea and Fulham): My right hon. Friend will be aware of the arbitrary 15-year rule that prevents Britons abroad from voting in UK elections. Will she recommit the Government to supporting the private Member’s Bill of our hon. Friend the Member for Montgomeryshire (Glyn Davies), when it comes back to the House next week?

Chloe Smith (Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office): I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for raising that point. The Government continue to support that Bill and think it is the right thing to do.