Elections to the European Parliament – Thursday 23 May

The 2019 European elections in the United Kingdom will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019.

The polling station for the parish of Brightling will be the Village Hall, which will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Citizens of the UK and other EU member states resident in this country and aged over 18 can vote.

We are part of the South-east region, which is allocated a total of 10 representatives.

You have one vote and you vote for a party, not a person (there are some independents; each independent functions as a one-person party).

Each party has put forward a list of (up to) 10 candidates.

After voting, the 10 seats are allocated to the parties on the ballot in a broadly proportional way (for example if a party gets 60% of the votes it will get around 6 of the 10 seats).

If the party that you vote for gets one seat out of the 10 then it goes to the top person on that party’s list; if they win two seats then they go to the top two people on that party’s list and so on.

The following parties are standing:

Change UK – The Independent Group
Conservative and Unionist Party
Green Party
Labour Party
Liberal Democrats
The Brexit Party
The Socialist Party of Great Britain
UK European Union Party (UKEUP)
UK Independence Party (UKIP)

…and 3 independents.

Full list and official declaration is here.