The British government has confirmed that long-term expats outside of the United Kingdom—those who have lived abroad for more than 15 years—will not be allowed to vote in the June 8 general election announced by Theresa May on Tuesday morning.

The British Embassy in Madrid, in a reply to questions from The Spain Report about the implications of the Prime Minister's statement, said: “We remain committed to changing the law to enfranchise all British ex-pats, but unfortunately there is not sufficient time to implement this for this general election”.

After the Brexit referendum, legisla...