Voting underway in EU elections

Eastleigh’s voters are going to the polls today for the second time this month – this time to elect 10 South East region MEPs to the European Parliament for a five-year term.

Over 70 candidates from nine parties are vying for a seat they may never actually occupy should Brexit occur before July, however voters only get one vote for the party of their choice – and do not vote for an individual candidate.

Seats are then distributed on a proportional basis.

Voters can choose one party from the following:

Change UK Party

Conservative Party

Brexit Party

Green Party

Labour Party

Liberal Democrat Party

Socialist Party of Great Britain

UK European Party

UKIP

The votes will not be counted until SUNDAY May 26 and will not be announced until after 10 pm, possibly early Monday morning.