PUBLISHED: 09:37 28 May 2019 Katherine Heslop and Paul Geater Brexit Party MEPs Michael Heaver, June Mummery, and Richard Tice. Picture: NEIL PERRY Archant More than 10,000 Uttlesford voters turned to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in the European Elections last week. New Green Party MEP Dr Catherine Rowett with her colleagues after the result was declared. Picture: PAUL GEATERThe newly formed party came out top in the district, securing 10,137 votes whilst the Conservatives and Labour lagged behind in fourth and sixth place, respectively. In the East of England The Brexit Party secured the highest percentage of the vote at 37.83%, taking three of the seven seats up for grabs. But it was also a big night for the Liberal Democrats who took two, and for The Green Party which won its first ever seat in the region.The Conservatives hung on to the last seat - but Labour's Alex Mayer lost out as the party failed to get enough votes to take a seat under the … [Read more...] about European Elections 2019: how Uttlesford voted
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Europe’s foreign and defence policy has always been a very contagious matter with widely divergent views on how to pursue it. Ahead of this week’s vote, EURACTIV looks at proposals from the main European political parties on strategic autonomy, qualified majority voting in foreign policy matters and a stronger EU voice on the global stage. /// EPP: Stronger defence plus joint foreign policy voice Eying “Russian hybrid warfare, China’s new military ambitions and insecurity increased by US President Trump”, the European People’s Party proposes more coherence in the bloc’s foreign and defence policy. In foreign policy decisions, the EPP is in favour of Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) – used in all but the most sensitive issues – because “one member state alone should not be able to paralyse the European Union as a whole.” The EPP focuses on jointly developing stronger defence capabilities, while at the same time respecting … [Read more...] about EU elections 2019: How to defend and represent Europe?
We've already been to the polling stations once this month for the local elections - and we will have to go again to cast our vote in the European elections 2019. With the big delay on Brexit and now an extension until the end of October, we’ll now have a say in the EU parliamentary polls in voting for which party and its candidates we’d like to represent us. Some may question why we’re even taking part when we are trying to leave the EU, however if we don’t vote now, the UK would be in breach of its democratic obligations. A cross-party Brexit deal still needs to pass Parliament, and if it does go ahead as planned before the October deadline, who knows how long it will take for the EU divorce deal to officially come to terms? When is the European election 2019? The voting date is different for a lot of EU countries, however the UK will take to the polls along with the Netherlands on Thursday May 23. Voters will be asked to choose which party and their … [Read more...] about When are the European elections 2019?
Have you registered to vote? Important elections are taking place on May 2 and you need to make sure your registered to vote. The deadline is fast approaching and you'll be turned away at the polling booth if your details aren't up to date. Here's everything you need to know. When is the deadline? The deadline for registration is midnight tonight (Friday, April 12). Which elections on happening on May 2? There'll be council elections in Newcastle, Gateshead , North Tyneside , South Tyneside and Sunderland. Plus, if you live in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland , you'll also be voting in the North of Tyne mayoral election. There WON'T be local elections in Northumberland or County Durham. Who needs to register? Haven't moved house since the election? Then don't worry, you're all sorted. But if you've changed address in the last 12 months you won't be able cast a vote even if you're still living in the same area. Students can register to vote at their home address and … [Read more...] about Local elections 2019: How to register to vote before the deadline
Euronews correspondents will be travelling across the continent to see how the European parliamentary elections matter to citizens. We'll be spending time with voters from all backgrounds to hear about the issues that impact their lives each day. In addition, we'll provide information on how to vote, how the elections work and the role of the European parliament. … [Read more...] about European Elections 2019