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MEPs & Elections

All the relevant information you need on your MEPs and the European Elections.

 
 

Your MEPs

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There are 73 UK MEPs. They are elected in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Other EU member states elect MEPs from their countries. Elections take place every 5 years and the last elections were held in 23-26 May 2019.

The UK is divided into 12 electoral regions made up of the nations and regions of the UK. Each region has between 3 and 10 MEPs and each MEP in a region represents each person living there.

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What Europe does for me

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The ground-breaking new website What Europe does for me demonstrates the EU’s positive impact on individual citizens. Ahead of the European elections in May next year, it is hoped that this website will illustrate to what extent the EU makes a difference.

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What do MEPs do?

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Your MEPs are your elected representatives in the EU and they represent your interests and those of your city or region in Europe. They listen to people with local and national concerns, interest groups and businesses. They can question and lobby the Commission and the Council of Ministers.

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European Elections

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The 2019 European Parliament elections in the UK took place on 23rd May.
The newly elected MEPs took up their seats on 2nd July 2019.

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