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
European elections 2019 how to vote
Europe 26 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48412603 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Voting is under way on the final day of elections for the European Parliament, with nationalists mounting a challenge to pro-EU parties.In … [Read more...] about Final voting under way in European elections
This year's European elections are well underway as people across the country go to the polls. Voters in the North West will mark their ballot paper against their chosen party and its MEPs who they think will best represent their views in the European Parliament. As well as the North West region, the UK is divided into a further 11 regions, where a total of 751 Members of the European Parliament will be elected for a five-year term. Although how much time they'll actually serve of that term is still unknown. Will there be an exit poll on Thursday night? We'll be left without any insight or exit poll on Thursday night - despite polling stations closing at 10pm. This is because although the UK is voting on Thursday, along with the Netherlands, the rest of the countries in the European Union are yet to cast their votes. Voting takes place all weekend with countries such as Ireland and the Czech Republic going to the polls on Friday and Latvia, Malta and Slovakia on Saturday. The … [Read more...] about Is there an an exit poll for the European elections 2019?
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?