Tim Farron
Tim Farron

THE Liberal Democrats would create constituencies for overseas voters and reintroduce votes for life for all British citizens if elected.

Outlined in their manifesto, the vote would give Gibraltans and the 5.5 million Brits living abroad a say in all national elections as well as referendums.

Countries including France and Italy already allow their overseas citizens to vote and have MPs in dedicated constituencies for them.

At present, British citizens who were on the electoral register before they moved abroad lose their vote after 15 years.