On 11 August, in celebration of ASEAN Day (8 August), the Libdems Overseas (LDO) group based in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia held a virtual meet-up with guest speaker, Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
On the agenda was the very important topic of how to prepare Brits living abroad to register and vote in future general elections and national referendums.
The Elections Act received the Royal Assent in April this year but is riddled with problems. Lord Wallace who led the Party in debates on the Bill described it as a “nefarious piece of legislation”, “shabby and illiberal”.
[This is an extract from Merlene Emerson’s blog on LDV. Full blog article can be found here: