Benidorm Town Hall has launched an information campaign designed to inform local British expats on how they can exercise their democratic right to vote in the Brexit referendum.
Benidorm’s interest in the Brexit referendum is not casual, because an ‘out’ vote will have severe repercussions on the local economy, with the resort’s business-owners voicing concerns about a possible ‘leave’ victory months ago.
This could affect freedom of movement for British visitors to Benidorm and the Costa Blanca, predicted the vice-president of hoteliers’ association.
Should any residents across the Costa Blanca who are entitled to vote and yet have managed to fly under the radar of consular notices and huge media attention, the town hall is adamant that they should vote, presumably confident that residents happy with their Costa Blanca way of life will vote to stay.
Whatever their personal feelings, those who have lost the right to vote back home may resent not having a say in a possibly life-altering decision.
Britons retaining that right are now being urged by politicians of all hues and inclinations to exercise their entitlement. The desire for Britain to remain in the EU is reflected nationwide, with 69 per cent of Spaniards believing that a Brexit would be bad for the Spanish economy.