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UK election manifestos and Britons abroad

The Liberal Democrats and Conservative UK election manifestos promise votes for life for Britons abroad.

27 November 2019
By Connexion journalist

This policy, also in their last two manifestos, is not offered by Labour which would give votes to all UK residents from age 16.

The Lib Dems also propose voting from 16 and pledge to create overseas constituencies for Britons abroad as France has.

On Brexit, the Tories would leave at the end of January 2020 with the ‘Johnson deal’ and aim at a fast negotiation of trade, air travel, defence, security, education, pension and healthcare rights… to enable the transition period to end before 2021.

The Lib Dems would cancel Brexit; Labour would try to renegotiate the deal before putting it to a referendum with ‘Remain’ as an option. The Greens also back a referendum.

Labour would end the freezing of pensions for all Britons abroad affected by this and end minimum income requirements for foreign citizens coming to live in the UK with their British family.

Labour, Greens and Lib Dems also promise to help the ‘Waspi’ women born in the 1950s who have been waiting longer than expected for state pensions.

Conservatives would increase stamp duty for overseas buyers including returning UK expats.

 

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