Time for your Euro-vote

by Roxanne Blakelock Thursday is election day when you can now choose your eight representatives in the European Parliament. After these elections, the European Parliament will be made up of 736 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) a

by Roxanne Blakelock

Thursday is election day when you can now choose your eight representatives

in the European Parliament.

After these elections, the European Parliament will be made up of 736 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the UK is represented by 72 MEPs divided into 12 electoral regions.


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If you're going to vote make sure you know how to mark your ballot paper so that you can ensure your vote will count.

The Electoral Commission advises that "For European Parliamentary elections you need to mark one 'X' on your ballot paper. The difference for these elections is that

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you vote for a party or an independent candidate. The political parties in London have selected a list of up to eight candidates and the ballot paper will include this

information so you can see who they are.

"However, to vote, you just need to place an 'X' next to one party or independent candidate on the ballot paper. When you arrive at a polling station, you will be asked

for your name and address or the number on your polling card."

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday and the results will be announced after 9pm on Sunday June 7

For more information call 0800 3 280 280 or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/

* The Jury Team, a new political movement which is an umbrella group for independents, was out canvassing in Brent this week.

It held open primaries to choose its candidates who include Esther Rantzen, the television presenter.

For a full list of all the London candidates see our previous story Euro-candidates list announced.

roxanne.blakelock@archant.co.uk

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