British Expats who have been living overseas for more than 15 years are to finally to get the right to vote in UK General Elections

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British Expats who have been living overseas for more than 15 years are to finally to get the right to vote in UK General Elections.

The promise was given by Prime Minister Johnson in a letter that he sent to campaigner Harry Schindler who has been campaigning for the right to vote for over 20 years.

Mr Johnson told Mr Schindler: “Now we have left the EU, it is more important than ever to strengthen the UK‘s ties with the British expat community wherever they might be.”

“We will be making an announcement on plans to deliver votes for life in due course and I would like to thank you for your steadfast campaigning on this issue, as well as the brave service you have given our country.”

Previously Harry, who was awarded an MBE by the Queen, had taken his fight to the High Court in London and to the European Court of Human Rights where he lost on both occasions.