Where is the European Parliament heading? How popular are the Euroskeptics?literature and the assessment by POLITICO analysts. … [Read more...] about European Parliament Elections 2019
European parliament elections 2019
2019 election of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom 2019 European Parliament election in the United KingdomAll 73 United Kingdom seats to the European ParliamentOpinion pollsTurnout37% First party Second party Third party Leader Nigel Farage Vince Cable Jeremy Corbyn Party Brexit Liberal Democrat Labour Alliance EFDD ALDE S&D Leader since 22 March 2019 20 July 2017 12 September 2015 Last election New party 1 seat, 6.6% 20 seats, 24.4% Seats won 29 16 10 Seat change Popular vote 5,248,533 3,367,284 2,347,255 Percentage 30.5% 19.6% 13.6% Swing New Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party Leader Jonathan Bartley and Siân Berry Theresa May Nicola Sturgeon Party Green Conservative SNP Alliance Greens/EFA ECR Greens/EFA Leader since 4 September 2018 13 July 2016 14 November 2014 Last election 3 seats, 6.9% 19 seats, 23.9% 2 seats, 2.5% … [Read more...] about 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom
With its leader Manfred Weber tipped to succeed EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker, we take a closer look at the European People's Party (EPP). We explain what parties make-up the European Parliament's largest political grouping, what it stands for and its track record over the last five years. For more watch the video in the player, above At the last European elections In 2014, EPP won 265 of the 751 seats up for grabs, helping its candidate, Juncker, become president of the European Commission. It is hoping to win the most seats in May's election, which would put Weber in the driving seat to net the EU's top job. Having the most seats in the European Parliament over the last five years has allowed EPP to push a centre-right agenda. The grouping — which did well in France, Poland, Portugal and Hungary in the 2014 election but struggled in Scandinavia — tends to focus on pushing the EU's single market in order to promote jobs and economic development. Greece's prime … [Read more...] about European Parliament elections 2019: What is the European People’s Party and what does it stand for?
With the date for the European Elections coming closer, we take a look at when the vote is, why we are still expected to take part and what it means for British MEPs. Here's everything you need to know ahead of polling day in May. When is the vote? If they happen, the polls will take place on May 23 2019. Why is the UK taking part? Because Brexit has now been delayed for six months, with a new date set for October 31 2019, which means the UK must now participate in EU polls. Seems crazy if the UK is leaving anyway. Can EU polls still be avoided? Yes, but the timetable is very tight indeed. Leading Cabinet members are determined to avoid holding the elections, but that will mean Parliament agreeing on the Withdrawal Agreement well before the end of April. The EU are insistent that the Withdrawal Agreement must be approved and all of the implementing legislation must be passed to avoid the need to hold EU elections. Given the generally low expectations of an imminent breakthrough in … [Read more...] about European Parliament elections 2019: What date does the UK vote
This article is part of a series on thepolitics and government ofthe European Union The Treaties Treaties of Accession Other Treaties Abandoned treaties and agreements Participating Schengen Area States Foreign relations of EU Member States European Union portal The next elections to the European Parliament are expected to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019. A total of 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) currently represent more than 512 million people from 28 member states. In February 2018, the European Parliament voted to decrease the number of MEPs from 751 to 705 if the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union on the current schedule. New law According to the European Council, the Council agreed at ambassador level to improve the EU electoral law and to reform old laws from the 1976 Electoral Act. The purpose of the reform would be to improve participation in elections, raise understanding of their European character and prevent irregular voting … [Read more...] about 2019 European Parliament election