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British expats taking more council seats in Spain.

British expatriates are extending their influence in Spain and taking more seats on local councils, new figures reveal.

According to data produced by the Spanish government there are 85 expatriates holding office in the country and 37 of these are from Britain.

As well as warmer weather, cheaper property and a different lifestyle, Brits moving to Spain could also benefit from having a positive representation in the country’s political system.

British expatriates have even started a political party the Centro Democratico Liberal (CDL), which hopes to fight corruption and give voters an alternative to the established parties, the Telegraph reported.

Recently, it was noted the perception of British expatriates has greatly improved. According to travel company Expedia, Europeans have moderated their stereotypical views of British people.


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