Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tories Hit the Sunloungers to Win Voters; Londoner's Diary

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tories Hit the Sunloungers to Win Voters; Londoner's Diary

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BEWARE meeting Tories on your travels this summer -- they have been primed to wreck the tranquillity of your break by pestering you for a vote. An e-mail has been dispatched to members of the organisation, Conservatives Abroad.

"As the summer recess approaches you may be preparing for a holiday abroad," the missive reads. "In March, Party Chairman Eric Pickles set Conservatives Abroad the challenge of getting 60,000 British citizens living overseas registered to vote before the next General Election.

"You can help us achieve this target and help tip the balance in critical marginal seats if you encourage any British citizens you meet while on holiday, or on any parliamentary delegation overseas, to register now so they can vote whenever the election is held."

Many Britons will be enjoying 'staycations' this year, like Shadow Chancellor George Osborne who is sampling the delights of Cornwall or the Prime Minister who is visiting the Lake District. …

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