For everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament; the US Congress; the European Parliament and the French Parlement.
Discuss Practice, Procedure, History and current issues.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Moving and losing?
Thinking of moving to another country?
There are many advantages and disadvantages. It's easy to overlook the fact that you may have to give up your right to vote - to have a say in decision making which affects you in the new home.
For European Union citizens, freedom of movement need not necessarily mean the loss of all rights. You can vote in local elections (Click here for more details) and in European Parliament elections (Click here for more details) in the new country.
But there is no right to vote in national elections.
A campaign is underway to educate EU citizens about their rights - and to campaign for the right to vote in national elections in the place where a person lives. The website is worth visiting - at http://www.letmevote.eu/en/
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.