HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 cc180-1W
80. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a reminder issued by the U.S. Embassy to citizens of the U.S.A. who lost their U.S. citizenship by voting in political elections in foreign countries during the war has been brought to his notice; what is the position of such U.S. citizens as regards voting in the United Kingdom; and whether he will take steps to prevent any persons who are not British subjects from voting in any future elections in this country.

Mr. Ede

The law already provides that a person who is not a British subject may not vote. Some persons, however, who by the law of a foreign country possess the nationality of that country are at the same time British subjects by British law, and as such are entitled, if otherwise qualified, to vote at elections in this country.

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