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    Huh?

    British politician wants to continue representing constituents via Skype after move to U.S.

    "A British politician is refusing to quit his $15,000-a-year job — even though he is moving to the U.S.....................Suffolk County Council lawmaker Brian Riley claims he'll still be able to fully service his voters in Hadleigh from almost 4,000 miles away in Raleigh, N.C., reports ITV News."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.2146644

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    Shouldn't there be a residency requirement involved, there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Shouldn't there be a residency requirement involved, there?


    I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Shouldn't there be a residency requirement involved, there?
    Around here you have to live where you would represent, don't you? Didn't Hillary move to New York so that she could run a few years ago?
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    How did I know he was a Tory before I even read the article?

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    I don't know.......but despite ITV News reporting he cannot be removed before 2017, I should think if his local party want him out he will be out.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Why can't he be removed before then? There a General Election coming up in May. How many constituents are going to be stupid enough to vote for someone who doesn't even live in the country to represent the? I know they're Tories, but even so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Why can't he be removed before then? There a General Election coming up in May. How many constituents are going to be stupid enough to vote for someone who doesn't even live in the country to represent the? I know they're Tories, but even so....
    You answered your own question there I think.

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    Even if he won this election, is it legal for him to serve from another country? How can it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Why can't he be removed before then? There a General Election coming up in May. How many constituents are going to be stupid enough to vote for someone who doesn't even live in the country to represent the? I know they're Tories, but even so....
    He's on a county council and only ¿a third? of the seats will be contested this year.

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