European Parliament election, 2019 (United Kingdom)

European Parliament election in United Kingdom, 2019
United Kingdom
May 2019

All 73 United Kingdom seats to the European Parliament
37 seats needed for majority
Turnout TBA
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Paul Nuttall Jeremy Corbyn Theresa May
Party UKIP Labour Conservative
Alliance EFDD S&D ECR
Leader since 28 November 2016 12 September 2015 11 July 2016
Last election 24 seats, 26.6% 20 seats, 24.4% 19 seats, 23.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley (job share) Nicola Sturgeon Tim Farron
Party Green SNP Liberal Democrat
Alliance Greens–EFA Greens–EFA ALDE
Leader since 2016 14 November 2014 16 July 2015
Last election 3 seats, 6.91% 2 seats, 2.37% 1 seat, 6.61%

Leader of Largest Party before election

Paul Nuttall

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

To be announced
To be announced

European Parliament elections are currently due to be held in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar in 2019 as part of the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections. However, in June 2016, a referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union resulted in a vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. In October 2016, the Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would trigger Article 50 by March 2017.[1] As a country takes two years to leave the EU after triggering Article 50, this means that the UK will probably no longer be a member of the European Union before the planned date in 2019, and the elections would then not occur.

Constituencies and representation

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:

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


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