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Parties List Their Candidates for EU Parliament Elections

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The election to the EU Parliament takes place on Thursday May 23rd but people with postal votes can fill those in and send them in before then.

For the EU elections you have one vote. You vote for a political party and all the votes in Scotland for that party are counted together. Political parties have already made up lists of candidates which they have ranked. Although the parties have ranked several candidates it is unlikely that any party will get 3 except perhaps the SNP with the others getting either 0,1,or 2. Scotland elects 6 MEPs in total.

[Northern Ireland uses a different voting system]

Here are the lists for Scotland but you will be voting for a party not a person

The Scottish Greens are hoping for their first Scottish MEP.  Their Top 3 are :

  1. Maggie Chapman
  2. Lorna Slater
  3. Gillian Mackay
  4. Chas Booth
  5. Mags Hall
  6. Allan Faulds

The SNP, who had 2 MEPs last time, are hoping to get 3 this time. Their  top 3 candidates are:

  1. Alyn Smith
  2. Christian Allard
  3. Aileen McLeod
  4. Margaret Ferrier
  5. Heather Anderson
  6. Alex Kerr

Labour had 2 MEPs last time. Their top 3 are:

  1. David Martin
  2. Jayne Baxter
  3. Craig Miller
  4. Amy Lee Fraioli
  5. Callum O’Dwyer
  6. Angela Bretherton

The Conservatives had 1 MEP. Their top 3 are:

  1. Baroness Nosheena Mobarik
  2. Iain McGill
  3. Shona Haslam
  4. Iain Whyte
  5. Andrea Gee
  6. Michael Kusznir

The Liberal Democrats had 0 MEPs. Their top 3 are:

  1. Sheila Richie
  2. Fred Mackintosh
  3. Catriona Bhatia
  4. Vita Zaporozcenko
  5. John Edward
  6. Clive Sneddon

UKIP had 1 MEP but he resigned from his party. Their top 3 are:

  1. Donald MacKay
  2. Janice MacKay
  3. Otto Inglis
  4. Mark Meechan
  5. Roy Hill
  6. Neil Wilson

Change UK

  1. David Macdonald (resigned & joined LibDems)
  2. Kate Forman
  3. Colin Mcfadyen
  4. Peter Griffiths
  5. Heather Astbury
  6. Catherine Edgeworth

Brexit Party

  1. Louis Stedman-Bruce
  2. Karina Walker
  3. James Ferguson-Hannah
  4. Stuart Waiton
  5. Paul Aitken
  6. Calum Walker

Independent Candidates

Gordon Edgar

Ken Parke

Why Voting in the EU Elections is Important

Although the voting in the UK takes place on Thursday May 23rd people will be voting across the EU to Sunday 26th of May. The votes will be counted on Sunday 26 May 2019.

The result of the voting in Scotland will not be announced until after 10pm on Sunday 26th May 2019.

You will be able to follow the results for the UK and/or any country in the EU  here: European Election Results

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