European Parliament Elections

If you have been in the UK recently, you might have noticed lots of people have weird posters in their gardens – that’s because today is the European Parliament Elections in the UK.

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Every British citizen (and some EU and Commonwealth citizens living in the UK) over the age of 18 is allowed to vote in the European Elections (and the local elections going on in some areas at the same time).

Although there are an abundance of political parties to choose between, including one of my favourites; The Monster Raving Loony Party, whose tagline is “A Vote for Insanity”, the five main parties battling it out for seats for their Members of the European Parliament are:

The Conservative Party

The Green Party

The Labour Party

The Liberal Democrats 

The UK Independence Party

The BBC has developed a handy guide explaining more about the elections.