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European Elections

At the moment the Parliament has 751 seats, which is the maximum number allowed by the EU treaties. The next election will be between 23 to 26 May 2019. Watch this space for more information.

Sign up if you want to receive relevant information about the European Elections 2019 and how to get involved.

If you want to find out more, visit the European elections section of the European Parliament's main website.

European Parliament elections website
European Parliament 2019 elections results website
Run-up to European elections 2019: key dates

European Elections in the United Kingdom

The Electoral Commission has published guidance for the European Parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 23 May 2019. The elections will take place in other EU Member States between Thursday 23 and Sunday 26 May 2019.

Electoral Commission
European Parliamentary elections (Great Britain)
European Parliamentary elections (Northern Ireland)

Notice of election: UK 12 regions


UK candidates - European Parliament elections


Find out about candidates in your area by using the Democracy Club's "Who Can I Vote For" tool.

Find your candidates

List of candidates by electoral region


Party manifestos

Please see below published party manifestos currently available.


The Voting System

EP voting
In England, Scotland and Wales the voting system for the European elections is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation - regional closed list. In Northern Ireland the system is Single Transferable Vote.
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European Elections in the rest of the EU

Citizens from across the EU living in the UK have a choice: you can vote in the European Elections in the UK or in your country of origin. But you cannot vote in European Parliament elections in more than one country.

If you want to vote in your country of origin from the UK, here you have all the information:

How to vote from abroad - European Parliament elections website
2019 European elections: national rules

If you are EU27 and you want to vote in the UK, here you have the information:

First: Register to vote
Second: Fill in the European Parliament voter registration form (no need if you are from Ireland, Malta or Cyprus)
Third: Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office by 7 May