Are voting rights protected as part of the Withdrawal Agreement?
No. However, the Government has said that EU citizens who lived in the UK before 31 December 2020, and who have pre-settled or settled status, will retain their local election voting rights. For EU citizens who arrive after 1 January, local election voting rights are currently being negotiated bilaterally. The only agreements the UK has reached so far are with Portugal, Luxembourg, Spain and Poland. At the3million we are campaigning for residence based voting rights for all migrants with leave to remain, as Wales and Scotland have done.
NOTE: EU citizens cannot vote in the UK’s general elections - except citizens from Ireland, and from those EU member states who are also members of the Commonwealth, namely Malta and Cyprus.
You can read more about our campaign here: https://www.the3million.org.uk/our-home-our-vote