Will you be voting in the European Elections this month?
More than 400 million people are eligible to vote in this month’s European Parliament elections, in one of the biggest democratic exercises in the world.
Due to the uncertainty around how the Brexit negotiations will play out the European Commission has insisted that the UK take part in European Parliamentary Elections on 23rd May.
But will the elections be completely irrelevant if Brexit is pushed through before 31st October?
Some believe that they could be a sounding board for a host of other domestic political issues, including the viability of new political parties – and the sustainability of established ones.
The parties putting up candidates are as follows: Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Change UK, The Green Party, Plaid Cymru, SNP, The Northern Ireland Parties, The Brexit Party, UK Independence Party.
Officials are understood to have estimated this year’s cost to be “around £150million”, expected to include about £96million for officers and other staff and a further £50million for posting polling cards and information.
What are your views? Are you intending to vote in the European Elections? How do you feel about this amount of money being spent in this way?
What are your views?
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