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Old 4th May 2005, 07:41
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Wingswinger
 
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X-QUORK,

It was also bloody hard to vote from distant shores when the Conservative government was around
Perhaps that was why. The bureaucrats who administer this sort of thing are part of the "payroll vote" so have a vested interest in the return of a Labour government. However, I do remember newspaper reports and photos in 1997 of numbers of Labour politicians going abroad on trips to holiday/ex-pat communities to cultivate the ex-pat vote.
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