To: David Cameron

Allow EU citizens living in the UK to vote in EU referendum

Allow EU citizens living in the UK to vote in EU referendum

Change your decision not to allow EU citizens living in the UK to vote in an EU referendum.

Why is this important?

EU citizens living in the UK are to be banned from voting in the EU referendum. This includes citizens who have come to the UK to study or work, or who have joined (British and non-British) partners and have family here. In addition, as the University of Oxford indicates, EU migrants prop up vital public services, including in the area of care, where demand for EU migrants is high 'largely due to low wages and poor working conditions' (http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/britains-70-million-debate/5-british-and-other-eu-migration).
Despite our contributions to this British society, we are now to be kept from participating in an election that fundamentally decides our and our families' futures. This seems to counter all sense of fairness. We urge you to change your decision.

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Reasons for signing

  • Why not it give equal rights
  • I have set up a new petition to Parliament asking them to consult EU citizens on whether or not we should leave the EU. They were disenfranchised but are the people most affected by the decision. The URL is: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/159488 All is not lost. Please sign it.
  • I have met so many EU citizens married to British partners who couldn't vote and now feel the victims of Brexit - intimidated, unwelcome, marginalised and unwanted in Britain. They were powerless with no vote but maybe the most affected.

Updates

2015-11-05 09:08:30 +0000

Dear all,

particularly if you are European in the UK, or indeed a British citizen living/ working/ half-living in Europe, or member of a family that includes Europeans and British nationals, it would be brilliant if you could add your voices to the following survey which was started by the New Europeans, which is led by Samia Badini: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LHSFK8B.
The responses collected to this survey will inform the debate in the House of Lords about the EU Referendum which is tabled for the 18th November.
The more responses we get, the better. We need to make clear that British life within Britain but also outside of Britain has become complex and multi-faceted and would be severely disrupted by a Brexit.

Thanks for your help, as always,

Elke

2015-05-28 15:17:28 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-05-26 20:24:18 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-05-25 18:20:51 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-05-25 15:58:26 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-05-25 14:41:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-05-25 12:29:23 +0100

10 signatures reached