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Former UK residents in Isle of Man can vote in EU referendum

Those registered to vote in a UK constituency within the last 15 years can vote Credit: ITV

Residents in the Isle of Man who have previously lived in the UK are now eligible to vote in the EU referendum.

Those who have been registered to vote in a UK constituency within the last 15 years can vote on 23 June.

Further information including how to register to vote is available on the Electoral Commission’s website

An Isle of Man passport Credit: Helen McKenna

Actor wants Isle of Man to have a say on EU membership

Actor John Rhys-Davies wants EU referendum extended to IOM Credit: PA

A star of the Lord of the Rings films is launching a petition to extend the EU referendum to include the Isle of Man.

John Rhys-Davies lives on the island and he wants the Isle of man and other British Crown Dependencies to get a say.

If the petition gains a hundred thousand signatures it could be debated in Parliament.

He says that he wants Isle of Man residents to have the same rights as those living in the UK because any changes will affect the island on a big scale.


On The Granada Debate tonight we'll be asking: Is the North West better in or out of Europe?

Watch Granada Debate tonight after the late ITN News Credit: ITV

Tonight on The Granada Debate we're asking whether the North West is better off in or out of Europe?

Around seven thousand firms here are benefiting from exporting to the continent, but membership comes at a cost of tens of millions of pounds a day.

The Granada Debate is on tonight on ITV straight after the late news from Granada Reports.