I want to carry on as local councillor in France

Karen Blakemore with the tree and sign she received when she became a councillor

A local councillor who faces losing her post after Brexit is disappointed at the slow progress of her French citizenship application – an issue affecting hundreds of Britons.

Some 900 Britons sit on mairie councils but those with only UK nationality will be unable to stand at the local elections next spring as they are restricted to French and EU nationals.

Karen Blakemore has been a councillor for Saint-Merd-de-Lapleau, a commune in Corrèze of around 200 residents, since 2014.

She ...

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