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Rock voters

It is iniquitous that Gibraltarians can vote in UK elections but not British people resident in France, because of the arbitrary 15-year rule. 

The connection between Gibraltar residents and the UK is much less.

A particular grievance is MPs will not respond to communications from non-constituents, even on matters relating to our ex-constituencies. It’s time we made some noise about this.

Graham Lea, by email

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