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21st January 2019, 19:41

​Spain and UK sign historic voting rights agreement

Spain and Britain have signed an agreement to allow British residents in Spain and Spanish residents in the UK to continue being able to vote in local elections post-Brexit.

The agreement was signed by junior Brexit Minister, Robin Walker, and Spain's Europe Minister, Marco Aguiriano. UK Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, described it as a "historic voting rights treaty".

EU citizens have the right to vote and even stand as a candidate in local elections in a country not their own. The UK says it will look to agree similar deals with other member states.