How the European election voting systems work? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Voters across the UK will go to the polls on May 23 to elect Members of the European Parliament. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/how-the-european-election-voting-systems-work-38125941.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38125937.ece/bcf0f/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_1b4780c3-8cfd-4542-8189-9edd87d8b08f_1 Email Voters across the UK will go to the polls on May 23 to elect Members of the European Parliament. How does the voting system work in England, Scotland and Wales? Unlike the first-past-the-post system used in general elections, the European contests use the D’Hondt system, a form of proportional representation. Voters choose a single party and the number of elected candidates from each party’s list depends upon the proportion of votes cast. In the first round of counting the party with the most votes wins a seat for the candidate at the top of its list. In the next … [Read more...] about How the European election voting systems work?
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Date created : 20/04/2019 - 15:54 In its European election manifesto unveiled on Monday, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (formerly the National Front) adopted an environmentalist approach in an attempt to woo French voters beyond its base. The far-right National Rally (RN) launched its policy platform for May’s European elections on Monday. It was met with broad indifference, until the fire at Notre-Dame swept it out of the news cycle completely. Yet Le Pen’s party set out a surprising new approach: environmentalism tied to “localism”.With this manifesto – branded as “not just a programme” but a “vision of humanity” – Le Pen said she is “putting everything back on the table” to make a “Europe of nations” the world’s “first ecological civilisation”.Indeed, it seems that ecology is no longer the preserve of “bobos” (a popular French term for bourgeois bohemians) … [Read more...] about Le Pen’s National Rally goes green in bid for European elections votes
Marine Le Pen's party wins 23.3% of the vote in France, narrowly pushing President Emmanuel Macron's LREM into second place France's far-right Rassemblement National (RN) has out on top in France’s European Elections, narrowly ahead of President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (LREM).Marine Le Pen’s party won 23.3% of the vote at the end of a campaign that was heavily packaged as a protest vote against the president. The centrist LREM came second with 22.4%, and there was a surge for Europe Écologie Les Verts, with 13.4%. Of the more traditional parties, centre-right Les Républicains won 8.4% and Parti Socialiste 6.6%.With results still coming in, you can see how your commune voted in the European elections by clicking here.Analysts pointed out the French far-right had not improved on its results in the 2014 European election, where it had also claimed the most French MEPs. Five years' ago, then-President Francois Hollande saw his party win 14% of … [Read more...] about France’s far-right RN tops European election vote
Gibraltar’s former Tory MEP Julie Girling [pictured above left] has urged Remain voters to back the Liberal Democrats in the European Elections to stop Brexit. Ms Girling served as an MEP for 10 years with the Conservatives but was ousted from the party ranks last year after she supported a vote in Strasbourg stating that not enough progress had been made in the first stage of Brexit negotiations. She was elected twice to the European Parliament for the Conservatives for the South West and Gibraltar region. She recently announced she was not going to join the Change UK team for the European Elections in order to “maximise the Remain vote”. She said: “The Liberal Democrats scored a huge success in the UK’s local elections, gaining more than 160 seas across the South West.” “I have respect for [Green Party’s] Molly Scott Cato and wish her well, but the facts are that the Lib Dems have always been a strongly pro-European party and are … [Read more...] about Julie Girling urges LibDem vote in European election
We've invited all seven parties standing in the EU election in the North East to set out their pitch to voters This is what Richard Elvin wrote : “Why should I Vote UKIP?” is the one question we are asked time and time again as we have been going around the region talking to people in the street. Well, the simple answer we give is quite straight forward. UKIP is the only properly constituted party, with policies, a comprehensive manifesto and a network of branches and members, that has fought for nearly three decades to leave the European Union. UKIP is not like the “Johnny come lately” collection of parties from both sides of the argument, seeking to take an opportunistic advantage of the huge anger present in the electorate. An anger rightly felt by a vast majority on all sides, who believe we should have left the EU a long time ago and propelled this country forward. This anger is particularly strong in the North East where we have seen the supply … [Read more...] about European elections: Why Ukip’s Richard Elvin wants your vote