Guide to EU Elections

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The 2019 EU elections are likely to be the most consequential in a generation. Brexit has spurred nationalist, anti-EU groups across Europe, many of whom see the elections as a referendum on the EU's survival. Plus, the EU is still dealing with the fallout from years of austerity, together with the 2015 migration crisis and the subsequent far-right surge. Anti-establishment and nationalist parties are expected to make further gains, and could disrupt the way the EU works if they can find a way to work together.ref

When: Every 5 years, EU voters go to the polls to elect their Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Candidates can either stand independently, or as representatives of one of their country's political parties.
Registration deadline: May.07.2019. You need to register for each EU Parliament election.
EU Elections 2019: May.23-26.

Your Right to Vote
  • If you live in your home country, you can only vote for the EU candidates standing for election in your own country.
  • If you are registered and live in another EU country, you can
    either: vote for candidates standing in your home country,
    or: participate in the election of your host country and vote for candidates standing in that country.[1]
Voting Counts has a page How do I register to vote for the European Elections?.
the3million has a step-by-step guide for EU citizens in the UK and in Northern Ireland. Some good Q & As here
Electoral Commission: Registering to vote, How to vote, YourVoteMatters, National rules.
European Parliament: How to vote if you are an EU national living in the UK

Number of MEPs: Each EU member state has a set number of seats, roughly proportional to the size of its population; the UK has 73. MEPs are elected in multi-seat regional constituencies. The UK is divided into 12 regions; each region has a set number of seats, roughly proportional to the size of its population; elected MEPs represent a particular region.

Who to Vote For
  1. This is a numbers game. Beg, cajole, bribe, or use brute force to get your friends, family, the shopkeeper, out there and vote.
  2. Look at the Candidate Lists for your Region, and note what position (ranking) your preferred choice is in. If s/he is 3rd or lower, there is very little chance they will win a seat. The d'Hondt system forces you to vote for parties rather than candidates; the two parties with the most votes typically end up with the most seats. See § Voting: the d'Hondt System on how it works; and see § MEPs by Region 2014-2019 for how the 2014-2019 MEP elections turned out.
  3. Check your preferred candidate's party's stance on issues that matter to you.

Brexit: Remainers are going to have to vote tactically. The danger is the vote being split between multiple parties. A #RemainAlliance of Greens/Independent Group/LibDems would have solved this problem, but instead they are playing party politics.[2][3] The LibDems and Greens want the proxy war and momentum to convince people they can get seats at a General Election. The Independent Group see this as a dry run. As for Labour, some MEPs support #Remain, others do not. Same goes for the Conservatives. See A strawman on EP election tactical voting for Remainers.

A moral victory is useless if Brexiters win, so put aside your angst. It is likely that Labour will spin votes for Labour MEPs as "a vote for a Labour Brexit", but Remainers needs to swallow hard and vote tactically. Same goes for LibDems: forget austerity and student fees for now.
Remainers need to work together to consolidate their vote in each area. For eg, if your region's dominant party is Labour, and you vote Green or LibDem, where your party support is under UKIP, you're gifting UKIP a seat. But if higher, you want more!
Some areas, like the SE, are so BluKIP heavy it needs a massive push. Indeed, to wipe out UKIP would be impossible without voting Tory. But pockets like London must push for Lab really hard.@AngryNorthernUK

Voting: the d'Hondt System

In England, Scotland and Wales the voting system is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation. In Northern Ireland, the system is Single Transferable Vote.[4] CGP Grey has an excellent animation which clearly explains STV.
Under the d'Hondt system, you vote for parties rather than for individual MEPs. The most important thing to note is that candidates are selected in order of their ranking, so if your preferred candidate is more than half-way down, it is very likely they won't win a seat.

If your party is split, then you should maybe vote for another party which stands for what you want, otherwise you may not get an MEP who represents your views. (Click "Expand" to see more.)
  1. Each party submits a list of candidates, ranked in order of preference. The number of candidates cannot be more than the number of seats in a given region.
  2. The ballot paper lists the parties' names and their candidates, and any independent candidates.
  3. A number of Selection Rounds takes place; at the start of each Round, the party with the most votes wins a seat, and their current total is then calculated by (Total Votes) ÷ (No. of Seats Won + 1).
  4. When a party wins a seat, the candidate at the top of their list is selected.
  5. Selection Rounds are repeated until all seats are filled.

Example

Using the East Midlands as an example, there are 5 seats available. Say 230,000 people voted, and 4 parties (Greens, UKIP, Labour and Conservatives) put up Lists of their candidates. In each Round, a party's total number of votes is divided by the number of seats it has won so far plus 1. When all 5 seats have been filled, the selection Rounds stop.
  • Total Votes: The votes for each party are added up; any party that has less than 5% of the total vote is eliminated. In our example, all 4 parties make it through.
  • Round 1: Greens have the most votes, so win a seat; then 100,000 ÷ (1 seat + 1) = 50,000.
  • Round 2: UKIP had the most votes at the end of Round 1, so win a seat; then 80,000 ÷ (1 seat + 1) = 40,000.
  • Round 3: Greens came out top at the end of Round 2, so win a seat; then 100,000 ÷ (2 seats + 1) = 33,333.
  • Round 4: UKIP had the most votes at the end of Round 3, so win a seat; then 80,000 ÷ (2 seats + 1) = 26,666.
  • Round 5: Greens came top at the end of Round 4, so win a seat; then 100,000 ÷ (3 seats + 1) = 25,000.
Party Total Votes Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Greens 100,000 50,000 (100,000/2) 50,000 33,333 (100,000/3) 33,333 25,000 (100,000/4)
UKIP 80,000 80,000 40,000 (80,000/2) 40,000 26,666 (80,000/3) 26,666
Labour 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Conservatives 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 15,000
Seats won  

MEP Candidate Lists 2019-2024

Brexit: or shows an individual candidate's stance on Remain () or Leave (). In eg. a Labour stronghold, it's better to vote for a Labour Remain candidate than eg. TheIndependentGroup, because splitting the vote will gift the seat to Farage's TheBrexitParty. Same goes for the Conservatives.
People's Vote: shows a candidate's stance on a People's Vote. Blanks mean we don't know. (Last updated: May.01.2019)

East Midlands: 5 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Kat Boettge
  3. Gerhard Lohmann-Bond
  4. Liam McClelland
  5. Daniel Wimberley
  6. Simon Tooke
  7. Liberal Democrats
  8. Bill Newton Dunn
  9. Michael Mullaney
  10. Lucy Care
  11. Suzanna Marie Austin
  12. Caroline Kenyon
  13. The Independent Group
  14. Kate Godfrey
  15. Joan Pons Laplana
  16. Narinder Sharma
  17. Pankajhumar Chhagan Gulab
  18. Emma Jane Marley
  19. Independent Candidates
  20. Simon Louis Rood
  21. The Independent Network
  22. Nick Byatt
  23. Marianne Overton
  24. Daniel Anthony Simpson
  25. Pearl Winifred Clarke
  26. Nikki Dillon
  27. Labour Party
  28. Rory Palmer †
  29. Leonie Mathers
  30. Tony Tinley
  31. Nicolle Ndiweni
  32. Gary Godden
  33. Conservative & Unionist Party
  34. Emma McClarkin
  35. Rupert Matthews
  36. Anthony Harper
  37. Brendan Clarke-Smith
  38. Thomas William Randall
  39. Brexit Party
  40. Annunziata Rees-Mogg
  41. Jonathan Bullock
  42. Matthew Richard Patten
  43. Tracy Selina Knowles
  44. Anna Louisa Bailey
  45. UK Independence Party
  46. Alan Graves Snr
  47. Marietta King
  48. Anil Bhatti
  49. Fran Loi
  50. John Evans

East of England: 7 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Catherine Rowett
  3. Rupert Read
  4. Martin Schmierer
  5. Fiona Radic
  6. Paul Jeater
  7. Pallavi Devulapalli
  8. Jeremy Caddick
  9. Liberal Democrats
  10. Barbara Gibson
  11. Lucy Kathleen Nethsingha
  12. Fionna Tod
  13. Stephen Robinson
  14. Sandy Walkington
  15. Marie Goldman
  16. Julia Ewart
  17. Independent Group
  18. Emma Taylor
  19. Neil Carmichael
  20. Bhavna Joshi
  21. Michelle de Vries
  22. Amanda Gummer
  23. Thomas Graham
  24. Roger Casale
  25. Independent Candidates
  26. Attila Csordas
  27. English Democrats
  28. Robin Tilbrook
  29. Charles Vickers
  30. Bridget Vickers
  31. Paul Kevin Wiffen
  32. Labour Party
  33. Alexandra Mayer †
  34. Chris Vince
  35. Sharon Taylor
  36. Alvin Shum
  37. Anna Smith
  38. Adam Scott
  39. Javeria Hussain
  40. Conservative & Unionist Party
  41. Geoffrey van Orden
  42. John Flack
  43. Joe Rich
  44. Thomas Rhys McLaren
  45. Joel Ralph Charles
  46. Wassim Mughal
  47. Thomas Roger Smith
  48. Brexit Party
  49. Richard James Tice
  50. Michael Heaver
  51. June Alison Mummery
  52. Paul Joseph Hearn
  53. Priscilla Mary Huby
  54. Sean Robert Lever
  55. Edmund John Forham
  56. UK Independence Party
  57. Stuart Agnew †
  58. Paul Oakley
  59. Liz Jones
  60. William Ashpole
  61. Alan Graves Jnr
  62. John Wallace
  63. John Whitby

London: 8 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Scott Aisline
  3. Gulnar Hasnain
  4. Shahrar Ali
  5. Rachel Collinson
  6. Eleanor Margolies
  7. Remo van der Stoep
  8. Kirsten De Keyser
  9. Peter Underwood
  10. Liberal Democrats
  11. Irina Von Wiese
  12. Dinesh Dhamija
  13. Luisa Porritt
  14. Jonathan Fryer
  15. Hussain Khan
  16. Helen Cross
  17. Graham Colley
  18. Rabina Khan
  19. UK European Union Party
  20. Pierre Kirk
  21. Richard Stevens
  22. Saleyha Ahsan
  23. Anna Novikova
  24. Angela Antetomaso
  25. Richard Boardman
  26. Women's Equality Party
  27. Catherine Mayer
  28. Bea Gare
  29. Nanci Hogan
  30. Aliyah Dunbar-Hussain
  31. Hannah Barham-Brown
  32. Alison Marshall
  33. Olivia Vincenti
  34. Leyla Mohan
  35. Animal Welfare Party
  36. Vanessa Helen Hudson
  37. Jane Catherine Smith
  38. Sam Morland
  39. Ranjan Joshi
  40. Mina de Rui
  41. Jonathan Homan
  42. Simon Gouldman
  43. Independent Group
  44. Gavin Esler
  45. Jan Rostowski
  46. Carole Tongue
  47. Annabelle Mullin
  48. Karen Melanie Newman
  49. Nora Mulready
  50. Jessica Simor
  51. Haseeb Ur-Rehman
  52. Independent Candidates
  53. Daze Aghaji
  54. Steve Bray (w'drawn)
  55. Roger Hallam
  56. Alan Kirby
  57. Kofi Mawuli Klu
  58. Zoe Delemere Lafferty
  59. Claudia McDowell
  60. Andrew Medhurst
  61. Henry Muss
  62. Mike Shad
  63. Ian Sowden
  64. Andrea Venzon
  65. Labour Party
  66. Claude Moraes †
  67. Seb Dance †
  68. Katy Clark
  69. Laura Parker
  70. Murad Qureshi
  71. Taranjit Chana
  72. James Beckles
  73. Sanchia Alasia
  74. Conservative & Unionist Party
  75. Syed Kamall
  76. Charles Tannock
  77. Joy Morrissey
  78. Timothy Barnes
  79. Scott Curtis Pattenden
  80. Attic Rahman
  81. Kirsty Finlayson
  82. Luke Parker
  83. Brexit Party
  84. Benyamin Habib
  85. Lance Forman
  86. Graham Shore
  87. Alka Cuthbert
  88. Jimi Ogunnusi
  89. Simon Marcus
  90. Mehrtash A'zami
  91. Aileen Quinton
  92. UK Independence Party
  93. Gerard Batten †
  94. Richard Braine
  95. Peter Muswell
  96. Freddy Vachha
  97. Peter McIlvenna
  98. Robert Stephenson
  99. John Poynton
  100. Ronie Johnson

Northern Ireland: 3 seats

  1. Sinn Féin
  2. Martina Anderson †
  3. Green Party
  4. Clare Bailey
  5. Social Democratic & Labour Party
  6. Colum Eastwood
  7. Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
  8. Naomi Long
  9. Democratic Unionist Party
  10. Diane Dodds †
  11. Traditional Unionist Voice
  12. Jim Allister
  13. Conservative & Unionist Party
  14. Amandeep Singh Bhogal
  15. Ulster Unionist Party
  16. Danny Kennedy
  17. Independent Candidates
  18. Neil McCann
  19. Jane Morrice
  20. UK Independence Party
  21. Robert Hill

North East England: 3 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Rachel Featherstone
  3. Jonathan Elmer
  4. Dawn Furness
  5. Liberal Democrats
  6. Fiona Hall
  7. Julie Pörksen
  8. Aidan King
  9. Independent Group
  10. Frances Helena Weetman
  11. Penny Hawley
  12. Kathryn Louise Heywood
  13. Labour Party
  14. Judith Kirton-Darling †
  15. Paul Brannen †
  16. Clare Penny-Evans
  17. Conservative & Unionist Party
  18. Richard Lawrie
  19. Chris Galley
  20. Duncan Crute
  21. Brexit Party
  22. Brian Monteith
  23. John David Tennant
  24. Richard Leslie Monaghan
  25. UK Independence Party
  26. Richard Elvin
  27. Chris Gallacher
  28. Alan Breeze

North West England: 8 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Gina Dowding
  3. Wendy Olsen
  4. Jessica Northey
  5. Geraldine Coggins
  6. Rosie Mills
  7. Astrid Johnson
  8. Daniel Jerrome
  9. James Booth
  10. Liberal Democrats
  11. Chris Davies
  12. Jane Brophy
  13. Helen Foster-Grime
  14. Anna Fryer
  15. Sam Al-Hamdani
  16. Rebecca Forrest
  17. John Studholme
  18. Frederick Van Mierlo
  19. UK European Union Party
  20. Sophie Catherine Larroque
  21. Independent Group
  22. Andrea Cooper
  23. Daniel Price
  24. Arun Rammoy Banerji
  25. Michael Taylor
  26. Philippa Olive
  27. Victoria Ann Desmond
  28. Andrew Graystone
  29. Elisabeth Marisa Knight
  30. Independent Candidates
  31. Mohammad Aslam
  32. Tommy Robinson
  33. English Democrats
  34. Stephen Morris
  35. Valerie Morris
  36. Labour Party
  37. Theresa Griffin †
  38. Julie Ward †
  39. Wajid Khan †
  40. Erica Lewis
  41. David Brennan
  42. Claire Cozler
  43. Saf Ismail
  44. Yvonne Tennant
  45. Conservative & Unionist Party
  46. Sajjad Karim
  47. Kevin Beaty
  48. Jane Alizabeth Howard
  49. Arnold Saunders
  50. Wendy Maisey
  51. Thomas Baxter Lord
  52. Anthony Pickles
  53. Attika Salim Choudhary
  54. Brexit Party
  55. Claire Fox
  56. Henrik Eyser Nielsen
  57. David Bull
  58. Gary Walter Harvey
  59. Ajay Jagota
  60. Elizabeth Oyedoyin Babade
  61. Sally Ann Bate
  62. John Kelly
  63. UK Independence Party
  64. Adam Richardson
  65. Jeffrey Armstrong
  66. Fiona Mills
  67. Nate Rydings
  68. Michael Felse
  69. Ben Fryer
  70. John Booker
  71. Alan Craig

Scotland: 6 seats

  1. Scottish Green Party
  2. Maggie Chapman
  3. Lorna Slater
  4. Gillian Mackay
  5. Chas Booth
  6. Mags Hall
  7. Allan Faulds
  8. Scottish National Party
  9. Alyn Smith †
  10. Christian Allard
  11. Aileen McLeod
  12. Margaret Ferrier
  13. Heather Anderson
  14. Alex Kerr
  15. Liberal Democrats
  16. Sheila Ritchie
  17. Fred Mackintosh
  18. Catriona Bhatia
  19. Vita Zaporozcenko
  20. John Edward
  21. Clive Sneddon
  22. Independent Candidates
  23. Ken Parke
  24. Gordon Edgar
  25. Independent Group
  26. David Macdonald
  27. Peter Griffiths
  28. Kate Forman
  29. Heather Astbury
  30. Colin McFadyen
  31. Catherine Edgeworth
  32. Labour Party
  33. David Martin †
  34. Jayne Baxter
  35. Craig Miller
  36. Amy Lee Fraioli
  37. Callum O’Dwyer
  38. Angela Bretherton
  39. Conservative & Unionist Party
  40. Nosheena Mobarik
  41. Iain McGill
  42. Shona Haslam
  43. Iain Whyte
  44. Andrea Gee
  45. Michael Kusznir
  46. Brexit Party
  47. Louis Stedman-Bruce
  48. Karina Kielbinska Walker
  49. James Ferguson-Hannah
  50. Stuart James Waiton
  51. Paul Andrew Aitken
  52. Calum Walker
  53. UK Independence Party
  54. Donald MacKay
  55. Janice MacKay
  56. Otto Inglis
  57. Mark Meechan
  58. Roy Hill
  59. Neil Wilson

South East England: 10 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Alexandra Phillips
  3. Elise Danielle Benjamin
  4. Vix Lowthion
  5. Leslie Groves Williams
  6. Phélim Mac Cafferty
  7. Jan Hendrik Doerfel
  8. Larry Sanders
  9. Isabella Moir
  10. Oliver Sykes
  11. Jonathan Essex
  12. Liberal Democrats
  13. Catherine Bearder †
  14. Anthony James Hook
  15. Judith Bunting
  16. Martin Tod
  17. Liz Leffman
  18. Chris Bowers
  19. Giles Goodall
  20. Ruvi Ziegler
  21. Nick Perry
  22. John Vincent
  23. UK European Union Party
  24. Pacelli Ndikumana
  25. Clinton Powell
  26. Independent Candidates
  27. Jason Guy McMahon
  28. David Victor Round
  29. Michael Jeffrey Turberville
  30. Independent Group
  31. Richard Ashworth
  32. Victoria Groulef
  33. Warren Morgan
  34. Eleanor Mary Fuller
  35. Robin John Bextor
  36. Nicholas Mazzei
  37. Suzana Carp
  38. Phil Murphy
  39. Heather Marion Allen
  40. Diane Helen Yeo
  41. Socialist Party of Great Britain
  42. Mandy Bruce
  43. Raymond Dennis Carr
  44. David Chesham
  45. Robert Alexander Cox
  46. Michael Foster
  47. Stephen Harper
  48. Neil Kirk
  49. Anton Charles Pruden
  50. Andrew Thomas-Emans
  51. Darren James Williams
  52. Labour Party
  53. John Howarth †
  54. Cathy Shutt
  55. Arran Neathey
  56. Emma Christina Turnball
  57. Rohit Dasgupta
  58. Amy Fowler
  59. Duncan Enright
  60. Lubna Arshad
  61. Simon Burgess
  62. Rachael Ward
  63. Conservative & Unionist Party
  64. Daniel Hannan
  65. Nirj Deva
  66. Richard Robinson
  67. Michael Whiting
  68. Juliette Ash
  69. Anna Firth
  70. Adrian Pepper
  71. Clarence Mitchell
  72. Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky
  73. Caroline Newton
  74. Brexit Party
  75. Nigel Farage
  76. Alexandra Lesley Phillips
  77. Robert Andrew Rowland
  78. Belinda Claire de Lucy
  79. James Gilbert Bartholomew
  80. Christopher Graham Ellis
  81. John Kennedy
  82. Matthew Peter Taylor
  83. George Thomas Farmer
  84. Peter David Wiltshire
  85. UK Independence Party
  86. Piers Wauchope
  87. Liz Phillips
  88. Daryll Pitcher
  89. Toby Brothers
  90. Tony Gould
  91. Clive Keith Egan
  92. Troy De Leon
  93. Alan Harvey Stone
  94. Judy Moore
  95. Pat Mountain

South West England & Gibraltar: 6 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Molly Scott Cato
  3. Cleo Alberta Lake
  4. Carla Suzanne Denyer
  5. Tom Scott
  6. Martin Dimery
  7. Karen Margaret La Borde
  8. Liberal Democrats
  9. Caroline Voaden
  10. Martin Horwood
  11. Stephen Williams
  12. Eleanor Rylance
  13. David Chalmers
  14. Luke Oliver Stagnetto
  15. Independent Group
  16. Rachel Johnson
  17. Jim Godfrey
  18. Oliver Middleton
  19. Matthew Hooberman
  20. Elizabeth-Anne Sewell
  21. Crispin Hunt
  22. Independent Candidates
  23. Larch Maxey
  24. Mothiur Rahman
  25. Neville Seed
  26. English Democrats
  27. Jenny Knight
  28. Mike Blundell
  29. Labour Party
  30. Clare Moody †
  31. Andrew Adonis
  32. Jayne Kirkham
  33. Neil Guild
  34. Yvonne Atkinson
  35. Sadik Adam Al-Hassan
  36. Conservative & Unionist Party
  37. Ashley Fox
  38. James Michael Mustoe
  39. Faye Purbrick
  40. Claire Hiscott
  41. James Taghdissian
  42. Emmeline Owens
  43. Brexit Party
  44. Ann Widdecombe
  45. James Alexander Glancy
  46. Christina Sheila Jordan
  47. Ann Christine Tarr
  48. Roger Charles Lane-Nott
  49. Nicola Jane Darke
  50. UK Independence Party
  51. Lawrence Webb
  52. Carl Benjamin
  53. Tony McIntyre
  54. Lester Geoffrey Taylor
  55. Stephen Lee
  56. Alison Jane Sheridan

Wales: 4 seats

  1. Plaid Cymru
  2. Jill Evans †
  3. Carmen Ria Smith
  4. Patrick McGuinness
  5. Ioan Bellin
  6. Green Party
  7. Anthony Slaughter
  8. Ian Chandler
  9. Ceri Davies
  10. Duncan Rees
  11. Liberal Democrats
  12. Sam Bennett
  13. Donna Lalek
  14. Alistair Cameron
  15. Andrew Parkhurst
  16. Independent Group
  17. Jon Owen Jones
  18. June Davies
  19. Matthew Paul
  20. Sally Anne Stephenson
  21. Labour Party
  22. Jackie Jones
  23. Matthew James Dorrance
  24. Mary Wimbury
  25. Mark Jeffrey Whitcutt
  26. Conservative & Unionist Party
  27. Dan Boucher
  28. Craig Lawton
  29. Fay Alicia Jones
  30. Tomos Dafydd Davies
  31. Brexit Party
  32. Nathan Gill †
  33. James Freeman Wells
  34. Gethin James
  35. Julie Anne Price
  36. UK Independence Party
  37. Kris Hicks
  38. Keith Edwards
  39. Tom Harrison
  40. Robert McNeil Wilson

West Midlands: 7 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Ellie Chowns
  3. Diana Toynbee
  4. Paul Woodhead
  5. Julian Dean
  6. Louis Stephen
  7. Helen Heathfield
  8. Kefentse Dennis
  9. Liberal Democrats
  10. Phil Bennion
  11. Ade Adeyemo
  12. Jeanie Falconer
  13. Jenny Wilkinson
  14. Jennifer Gray
  15. Beverley Nielsen
  16. Lee Dargue
  17. Independent Group
  18. Stephen Dorrell
  19. Charlotte Gath
  20. Peter John Wilding
  21. Amrik Singh Kandola
  22. Joanna Mary McKenna
  23. Victor Emmanuel Odusanya
  24. Lucinda Marie Empson
  25. Labour Party
  26. Neena Gill †
  27. Siôn Simon
  28. Julia Buckley
  29. Ansar Ali Khan
  30. Zarah Sultana
  31. Samuel Hennessy
  32. Liz Clements
  33. Conservative & Unionist Party
  34. Anthea McIntyre
  35. Daniel Dalton
  36. Suzanne Webb
  37. Meirion Jenkins
  38. Alexander Phillips
  39. Mary Frances Noone
  40. Ahmed Ejaz
  41. Brexit Party
  42. Rupert Lowe
  43. Martin Daubney
  44. Andrew Robert Kerr
  45. Vishal Dilip Khatri
  46. Nikki Page
  47. Laura Mann Kevehazi
  48. Katharine Mary Harborne
  49. UK Independence Party
  50. Ernest Warrender (Valentine)
  51. Paul Williams
  52. Graham Eardley
  53. Paul Allen
  54. Nigel Ely
  55. Joe Smyth
  56. Derek Bennett

Yorkshire & the Humber: 6 seats

  1. Green Party
  2. Magid Magid
  3. Alison Clare Teal
  4. Andrew Cooper
  5. Louise Houghton
  6. Lars Kramm
  7. Ann Forsaith
  8. Liberal Democrats
  9. Shaffaq Mohammed
  10. Rosina Robson
  11. James Blanchard
  12. Sophie Thornton
  13. James Baker
  14. Ruth Coleman-Taylor
  15. Independent Group
  16. Diana Wallis
  17. Juliet Lodge
  18. Sophia Bow
  19. Joshua Paul Malkin
  20. Rosanne Clare McMullen
  21. Steve Wilson
  22. Yorkshire Party
  23. Chris Whitwood
  24. Mike Jordan
  25. Jack Carrington
  26. Laura Marie Walker
  27. Bob Buxton
  28. Dan Cochran
  29. English Democrats
  30. David Allen
  31. Tony Stewart Allen
  32. Joanne Allen
  33. Fiona Allen
  34. Labour Party
  35. Richard Corbett
  36. Eloise Todd
  37. Mohammed Jawed Khan
  38. Jayne Allport
  39. Martin Mayer
  40. Alison Hume
  41. Conservative & Unionist Party
  42. John Procter
  43. Amjad Bashir
  44. Michael Naughton
  45. Andrew Lee
  46. Matthew Graham Freckleton
  47. Susan Pascoe
  48. Brexit Party
  49. John Longworth
  50. Lucy Elizabeth Harris
  51. Jake Pugh
  52. James Rupert Heartfield
  53. Andrew Allison
  54. Christopher Barker
  55. UK Independence Party
  56. Mike Hookem
  57. Gary Shores
  58. John Hancock
  59. David Dews
  60. Graham Waddicar
  61. Cliff Parsons
† MEP in the 2014-2019 European Parliament.

MEPs by Region 2014-2019

  • East Midlands [5]
  • Jonathan Bullock
  • Margot Parker
  • Emma McClarkin
  • Rupert Matthews
  • Rory Palmer
  • East of England [7]
  • John Stuart Agnew
  • Timür Aker
  • Patrick O'Flynn
  • David Campbell Bannerman
  • John Flack
  • Geoffrey Van Orden
  • Alexandra Mayer
  • London [8]
  • Gerard Batten
  • Jean Lambert
  • Syed Kamall
  • Charles Tannock
  • Lucy Anderson
  • Seb Dance
  • Mary Honeyball
  • Claude Moraes
  • Northern Ireland [3]
  • Diane Dodds Non-Inscrit
  • Martina Anderson
  • James Nicholson
  • North East England [3]
  • UKIP Jonathan Arnott
  • Paul Brannen
  • Judith Kirton-Darling
  • North West England [8]
  • Theresa Griffin
  • Wajid Khan
  • Julie Ward
  • UKIP Steven Woolfe Non-Inscrit
  • UKIP Louise Bours
  • Paul Nuttall
  • Jacqueline Foster
  • Sajjad Karim
  • Scotland [6]
  • David Coburn
  • Ian Hudghton
  • Alyn Smith
  • Nosheena Mobarik
  • David Martin
  • South East England [10]
  • UKIP Janice Atkinson
  • Nigel Farage
  • Raymond Finch
  • UKIP Diane James
  • Keith Taylor
  • Catherine Bearder
  • Nirj Deva
  • Daniel Hannan
  • Richard Ashworth
  • John Howarth
  • South West England & Gibraltar [6]
  • Clare Moody
  • UKIP William Dartmouth
  • Julia Reid
  • Molly Scott Cato
  • Ashley Fox
  • Julie Girling
  • Wales [4]
  • Nathan Gill
  • Jill Evans
  • Kay Swinburne
  • Derek Vaughan
  • West Midlands [7]
  • UKIP James Carver
  • William Etheridge
  • Jill Seymour
  • Daniel Dalton
  • Anthea McIntyre
  • Neena Gill
  • Siôn Simon
  • Yorkshire & the Humber [6]
  • Amjad Bashir
  • John Procter
  • Jane Collins
  • Mike Hookem Non-Inscrit
  • Richard Corbett
  • Linda McAvan

MEPs by UK Party 2014-2019

This listing gives a good feel for which EU groups the various UK parties tend to clump in. (Click "Expand" to see more.) For an EU Group's political stance, see below § Overview of EU Political Groups.

Sources: Results of the 2014 European elections United Kingdom: Result by national party European Parliament. Accessed Apr.12.2019.

European Parliament Political Groups

In the European Parliament, MEPs sit in one of 8 political groups, which include MEPs from all across the EU who share the same political affiliation. They do so because it gives them more political power by working together, ie. there is strength in numbers. See also Political groups of the European ParliamentWikipedia's W.svg

EU Party Groupings 2014-2019

Politico has a good interactive map, showing which countries belong to which groups, political ideology, %age of women, and more.
European Parliament Political Groups Brexit UK Political Parties
EPP: § European People's Party (2)      
S&D: § Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (19)      
ECR: § European Conservatives and Reformists (18) (1)    
ALDE: § Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (1)      
GUE/NGL: § European United Left / Nordic Green Left (1)      
Greens/EFA: § Greens / European Free Alliance (1) (2) (3)  
EFDD: § Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (10) (2) (1) UKIP (5)
ENF: § Europe of Nations and Freedom (2) UKIP (1)    
  NI: § Non-Inscrits (1) (1) UKIP (1)  
Sources: Members of the European Parliament. European Parliament. Accessed Apr.15.2019.

The EU Political Groups

Below is a very brief introduction to the eight political groups in the European Parliament. A link to its Wikipedia page is at the end of each, for those who wish to know (a lot) more. Current MEPs are shown with their group. (Click "show" to see.)
Note: this Guide only covers UK MEPs. The European Parliament website has an excellent search page for all sitting MEPs.

European People's Party

EPP is the main centre-right group, mostly comprised of politicians of Christian democratic (free market capitalism alongside social policies that establish fair market competition and a welfare state), conservative and liberal-conservative (minimal govt intervention coupled with a strong state to ensure law and order) orientation.ref The group is against taxation, Green issues, LGBT rights and abortion; and for deregulation, controlling migration into the EU and a deeper Federal Europe.ref,ref Website, European People's Party groupWikipedia's W.svg

Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

S&D is a centre-left party, which supports social democracy (economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a representative democracy and a capitalist economy). The group is affiliated with the Progressive Alliance, which is an international group of social-democratic and progressive parties and organisations. Website, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and DemocratsWikipedia's W.svg

European Conservatives and Reformists

ECR is a Eurosceptic and anti-federalist group, which focuses on reforming the EU to become "EuroRealist".ref,ref It is considered right-wing to centre-right.ref David Cameron took the Tories out of the EPP in 2009 because of its pro-EU leanings and instead set up the ECR in an attempt to appease Eurosceptics within his party. The ECR group has received sustained criticism since it was set up for including unsavoury parties from the extreme and populist right.ref All 19 MEPs belong to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in EuropeWikipedia's W.svg, a political "sub-party". Website, European Conservatives and ReformistsWikipedia's W.svg

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

ALDE is the liberal–centrist (individual liberty and democratically accountable govt) political group, which supports free market economics, small govt, and pushes for European integration and the European single market. ALDE's members are drawn from two European political parties, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe PartyWikipedia's W.svg and the European Democratic PartyWikipedia's W.svg. Website, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe groupWikipedia's W.svg

European United Left / Nordic Green Left

GUE/NGL is a left-wing group whose members are from socialist and communist political parties. The group is opposed to the current EU political structure, but committed to integration.ref The group aims for EU institutions to become fully democratic, abandonment of neo-liberal policies, coupled with co-development and equitable cooperation. Website, European United Left–Nordic Green LeftWikipedia's W.svg

Greens / European Free Alliance

Greens / EFA contains members from Green, Independent and Pirate MEPs, as well as MEPs from parties representing stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities. The group promotes sustainable development, and the linking of trade, security, economic and social issues to environmental, cultural and democratic rights. It is committed to making the Commission fully answerable to Parliament, and to the re-orientation of the European Union, which currently over-emphasises its economic conception at the expense of social, cultural and ecological values.ref The group is particularly against lobbying.Website, Greens–European Free AllianceWikipedia's W.svg

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy

EFDD is a populist (presents the "morally good people" against the "corrupt elite") Eurosceptic group, opposed to European integration, led by opportunist Nigel Farage.ref,ref All 17 UK members are ex-UKIP; other members are from hard-Eurosceptic populist parties such as AfD (Alternative for GermanyWikipedia's W.svg), and Italy's M5S (Five Star MovementWikipedia's W.svg). The group is a 5th columnist organisation, dedicated to undermining the European Union from within.ref,ref Website, Europe of Freedom and Direct DemocracyWikipedia's W.svg

Europe of Nations and Freedom

ENF is a far-right, populist Eurosceptic group, formed by France's National FrontWikipedia's W.svg and the Dutch Party for FreedomWikipedia's W.svg;ref its members are generally renegades from other parties.ref The group is opposed to immigration and Islam-in-Europe;ref it is xenophobic and nationalistic. It is the smallest group in the European Parliament. Website, Europe of Nations and FreedomWikipedia's W.svg

Non-Inscrits

The NI group contains MEPs who do not belong to any of the political groups. Since 2015, they have mostly been members of far-right parties.ref Non-InscritsWikipedia's W.svg

References

  1. ^ European elections: Your right to vote. European Union. Accessed Apr.12.2019.
  2. ^ Green Party Statement on Fielding Joint Remain Lists. The Green Party. Apr.18.2019
  3. ^ Britain will have its second referendum – at the EU elections on 23 May. It’s a pity that the most unambiguously pro-European and pro-referendum parties have not had the time, or the shared political will, to make a single combined candidates’ list. However, there is still some room for tactical voting, with voters gathering behind the strongest pro-European party in a given electoral region. The Guardian, Timothy Garton Ash. Apr.18.2019
  4. ^ The Voting System. European Parliament, Liaison Office in the United Kingdom. Accessed Apr.12.2019.