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Vote in the European elections on Thursday

The European Parliament elections are taking place on Thursday (23 May) and everyone registered to vote will be able to indicate their preferred candidates for the London region.

Where do I vote?

Details of your polling station, including a map, will be on your polling card sent through the post.

Alternatively, you can search for your local polling station using Ealing Council’s handy polling station finder. The polling stations will be open for voting on Thursday between 7am-10pm.

How does it work?

Elections for the European Parliament take place every five years.

The European Parliament represents people living in the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU). There are 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the UK.

In the UK, there are currently 12 European electoral regions and each region is represented by between three and 10 MEPs.

When you vote this Thursday, you will have one vote to elect all of the MEPs for your region.

Each party puts forward a list of candidates – known as a regional list – and you vote for one of these lists or for an individual candidate standing as an independent.

The number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives.

You can find a list of the candidates standing in London at www.ealing.gov.uk/euelections

You can find who your current MEPs are on the European Parliament website.

You can visit the Electoral Commission website formore information about European Parliament elections.

Still need a hand?

Advice is available from the council’s electoral services team on 020 8825 7777 between 8.30am–5pm (Monday – Friday) or by email elections@ealing.gov.uk

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