The European Parliament election will be the United Kingdom’s component of the European Parliament election, 2009 and will be held on Thursday 4 June 2009, coinciding with the 2009 local elections in England. Similar elections will be held in all of the other 26 member states of the European Union in early June 2009.
A total of 72 Members of the European Parliament will be elected from the United Kingdom using proportional representation. (This figure would have been 73 if the Lisbon Treaty had entered into force by June 2009.) England, Scotland and Wales will use the D’Hondt method of PR, whilst Northern Ireland will use Single Transferable Vote (STV). Owing to the expansion of the European Union, the number of members elected for the United Kingdom is fewer than were elected in 2004. This is because the total number of MEPs increased temporarily with the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, but will subsequently be reduced again in accordance with the Treaty of Nice. The number of members elected from each region has been modified by the Boundary Commission and Electoral Commission, based on the size of the electorate in each region.
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Information from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC)
Elections to the European Parliament take place every 5 years. The next elections are taking place in the United Kingdom on Thursday 4 June 2009.
The United Kingdom is divided into 12 european electoral regions. South Gloucestershire (and therefore Bradley Stoke) falls within the South West region and will elect 6 MEPs on 4 June 2009.
The deadline to register to vote for these elections is 5pm on Tuesday 19 May 2009. The deadline to apply for a postal vote or to amend or cancel an existing instruction is 5pm on Tuesday 19 May 2009. The deadline to apply for a new proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 27 May 2009.
More information: Elections (South Gloucestershire Council)
Parties Providing Candidates in the South West Region
- British National
- Christian Party
- English Democrats
- Fair Pay Fair Trade
- Jury Team
- Liberal Democrat
- Mebyon Kernow
- Pro-Democracy: Libertas.eu
- Socialist Labour
- UK Independence
- WAI D Your Decision
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Paul Morris, Electoral Registration and Returning Officer for the Borough of Poole, has been appointed Regional Returning Officer for the South West at this election.
Votes will be counted on Sunday 7th June at various centres across the region. In South Gloucestershire this will be at Yate Leisure Centre.
Results will be announced on Sunday 7th June after after the close of voting in all European Union countries (9pm BST):
- European Election 2009 Results: South West (BBC News)
- European Election 2009 Results: South Gloucestershire Counting Area [PDF, 654KB] (South Gloucestershire Council)
How to Contact your Local MEPs
Your South West MEPs represent you in the European Parliament. They scrutinise proposed European laws and the budget of the European Union, and provide oversight of its other decision-making bodies.
This easiest way to contact them is via the free online service from WriteToThem – search by postcode.