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Will expat voters really help the Tories at the next election?

31 January 2024

7:49 PM

31 January 2024

7:49 PM

With opinion polls predicting an oncoming electoral shellacking for the Conservatives, it is unsurprising that Rishi Sunak is hoping to find extra voters wherever he can. CCHQ’s latest bet is in the two million or so Britons living overseas who have just had their lifetime voting rights restored.

On 16 January, rules came into operation allowing all British citizens living abroad to register to vote in general elections.

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