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
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Polling stations in the strath will be open until 10pm tonight for the European Parliamentary elections.Doors opened at 7am for people to cast their vote in the European Elections.Already more than 16,551 people have returned postal votes.The Local Returning Officer for the Highland Council counting area at the European Parliamentary elections is Donna Manson.She said: “We want to make sure people know that they should use a single X when they vote in this election."The X should be placed in the empty box alongside the chosen party or candidate."Everyone who is registered to vote should have received a card with details of the polling place where they can cast their vote but if they have any queries they should get in touch with our election team on 01349 886657.”The statement of parties and individual candidates nominated can be found on the council’s website www.highland.gov.ukThe Highland count will take place on Sunday at the Football Academy in Dingwall from … [Read more...] about Voting under way for European Parliamentary elections
Europe Katya Adler Europe editor @BBCkatyaadler on Twitter 22 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-48364626 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEuropean elections 2019 Remember that domino effect Brexit was … [Read more...] about European parliament elections: The Brexit effect
WAY TO LET OFF STEAM French media refer to the European elections as "le grand defouloir" — the outlet to express oneself without too much impact. Is it so? Not exactly. In 2014, the turnout at the European Parliament election was at 42.5 percent. In 1979, when the first EU election was held, it reached 63 percent. In the interim, the turnout had been mostly decreasing. It should also be noted that several countries impose compulsory voting. In its absence, the participation figure could be even lower than 42 percent. At the same time, the turnout at the Spanish general election earlier this year was at 75.8 percent. In Estonia, 63.7 percent of the voters went to polls for a parliamentary election in March. Pierre Vercauteren, a political sciences professor at UCLouvain university in Belgium, believes that the low turnout average "poses the question of legitimacy of the European institutions." … [Read more...] about Why European Parliament Elections Matter
Date created : 17/05/2019 - 17:39 With the European parliamentary elections swiftly approaching on May 23-26, Green candidates have surged in the polls in countries like Belgium and Germany while mainstream parties in France have appropriated traditionally “green” issues. As it stands now, the Greens/European Free Alliance coalition is the sixth-largest group in the European Parliament with 52 out of 751 seats. Although they are set to lose six British lawmakers when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the growing popularity of Green parties in other countries has led to speculation of a possible “Green Wave” in this month’s parliamentary elections.In Belgium, support for the Ecolo and Groen (Green) parties has grown exponentially in the past five years, making them the country’s leading political force. Not only do they hope to double their number of seats in the European Parliament (from two to four) but they are poised to win a … [Read more...] about Is a ‘Green Wave’ heading for Europe’s parliamentary elections?