The European elections take place on Thursday May 23.
The European elections take place on Thursday May 23.

European elections: All you need to know

The countdown is on for the European Parliament elections, when Hull residents will be able to vote on candidates representing Yorkshire and the Humber.

The elections take place on Thursday 23 May.

Six members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be elected to represent Yorkshire and the Humber.

View the list of candidates here.

Here are the key dates ahead of the elections:

  • Postal vote deadline: Wednesday 8 May 5pm
  • Proxy vote deadline: Wednesday 15 May 5pm
  • Polling day: Thursday 23 May

The UK is currently represented by 73 MEPs across 12 European electoral regions, with each region represented by between three and 10 MEPs.

The European Parliament is currently made up of 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are elected by 28 European Union member countries.

It has powers in a range of areas that affect member countries and can approve, change or reject new European laws.

The European Parliament was directly elected for the first time in 1979 and the last election was in 2014.

This year’s Hull City Council Tenants’ Garden Competition will be the biggest yet.
Queens Gardens in Hull city centre.