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European Parliament election, 2019 (United Kingdom)

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United Kingdom European Parliament election, 2019

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All 73 United Kingdom seats to the European Parliament
  Jeremy Corbyn Gerard Batten Theresa May
Leader Jeremy Corbyn Gerard Batten Theresa May
Party Labour UKIP Conservative
Alliance Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy European Conservatives and Reformists
Leader since 12 September 2015 17 February 2018 11 July 2016
Last election 20 seats, 24.4% 24 seats, 26.6% 19 seats, 23.1%
Current seats 20 18 18

UK European Parliament constituency.svg

Incumbent Leader of Largest Party

Gerard Batten

The United Kingdom and Gibraltar were due to be part of the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections, but, following the UK's decision to leave the European Union in 2016, the UK is due to cease being a member of the European Union prior to the planned election date in 2019, in which case the elections will not occur.

However, on 27 May 2018 it was reported that the Electoral Commission had set aside £829,000 for its "activities relating to a European Parliamentary election in 2019". The Commission has described the money as a "precautionary measure, so that we have the necessary funds to deliver our functions at a European Parliamentary election, in the unlikely event that they do go ahead."[2][1][3]

Party affiliation of MEPs before the 2019 election[edit]

Party Seats
Labour 20
Conservative 18
Independent 7
Green 3
Scottish National 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Sinn Féin 1
Democratic Unionist 1
Plaid Cymru 1

Constituencies and representation[edit]

As has been the case since 1999, the electoral constituencies are based on the government's nine English regions, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, creating a total of 12 constituencies. The seat allocation has been the same since 2008:

Constituency Representation
in 2014
East Midlands 5
East of England 7
London 8
North East England 3
North West England 8
South East England 10
South West England1 6
West Midlands 7
Yorkshire and the Humber 6
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3

1 Includes Gibraltar, the only British overseas territory which is part of the European Union.

See also[edit]

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hope, Christopher (26 May 2018). "Fear over 'secret' Government plan for UK to stay in EU after deadline as cash set aside for European elections". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. Wheeler, Caroline (27 May 2018). "John Bercow's committee sets aside nearly £1m for post-Brexit EU election". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. Kanter, Jake (27 May 2018). "Brexit supporters are angry about a 'secret plot' to keep Britain in Europe after £829,000 is set aside for EU elections". Business Insider UK. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

External links[edit]

  1. REDIRECT Template:2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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