APPG calls on frozen pensioners to register to vote in the General Election
April 21, 2017 Frozen Pensions 3 Comments
The APPG for Frozen British Pensioners has today urged all eligible British citizens living overseas to register to vote in the upcoming General Election.
This is the best way to ensure that ending frozen pensions, and concerns about the potential risk of future pension freezing for those living in the EEA, remains high on the political agenda.
Voter registration is quick and easy, and can be done online. The deadline is 22 May for those wishing to vote in the the General Election on 8 June 2017.
Overseas voter registration has already more than doubled since the 2015 General Election. In December 2016 there were 264,000 overseas voters on the electoral roll, up from 106,000 the previous year. This means that there is now an average of 400+ overseas voters in each parliamentary constituency.
British citizens abroad can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after leaving the UK, as long as they were registered to vote within the previous 15 years or if they were too young too register when they left the UK.
Registration takes less than five minutes. You can do it online here.