Proposal for two additional seats for Ireland post Brexit
Proposals approved by Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee would mean an extra two seats for Ireland following Brexit.
As well as 27 former UK seats distributed around the 14 EU countries that are currently slightly under-represented (including Ireland), the Committee also proposes to place the remaining 46 of the 73 UK seats in a reserve. These seats could be reallocated to new countries joining the EU and/or pan European electoral lists. Overall Parliament would shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs.