EU nationals in UK will have no referendum vote

Published:  26 May at 11 AM
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European nationals residing in the UK will not be permitted to vote in a European referendum, said British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The prime minister said that EU nationals living in the UK, despite being allowed to cast their vote in European elections, will not be afforded such a right in a European referendum.

Meanwhile, British expats who have resided outside their country for less than 15 years will be permitted to vote, just as they are in the country’s general election. British, Irish and any other Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over will be allowed to vote.

The Queen is due to speak on Wednesday, with the EU Referendum Bill to be the main talking point after Labour’s recent decision to withdraw its opposition to the idea.

Cameron, meanwhile, is to tour a number of EU capitals in a bid to ensure reforms are put in place prior to the referendum. The next EU summit will take place at the end of June.
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