UK/2019 European Parliament elections
|2019 European Parliament elections|
The United Kingdom's component of the 2019 European Parliament elections took place on Thursday 23 May 2019. Initially, the elections were not planned since the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (following the 2016 EU Referendum) was set for 29 March 2019. However, the British government requested a delay in the withdrawal date and the European Council approved it following a European summit on 11 April 2019.
England and Wales
The Conservatives with just three MEPs were in fifth place overall.
Plaid Cymru gained one MEP in Wales.
The SNP, which fought the election campaign on a strong pro-European platform, polled 37.7 per cent.
Counting began on Monday 27 May 2019 for Northern Ireland's three European Parliament seats.
Eleven candidates were on the ballot paper in Thursday's election. Votes were sorted and verified on Friday ahead of the count.
Despite the intense focus on Northern Ireland in the Brexit debate, the turnout of 45.14 per cent is down more than 6 per cent from the UK/2014 European Parliament elections.
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