We are very pleased to announce that Cllr Jill Seymour has been voted to the number 1 spot on the West Midlands regional list for next year’s EU elections by the membership.
At the last EU elections UKIP had two MEPs elected and this time around the experts think UKIP will win outright which means we could have three or more MEPs in the West Midlands euroregion in 2014.
The way EU elections are run is quite alien to us here in England (as with most things that emanate from Brussels). While we are used to voting for people in our own elections, we vote for a party in EU elections and the party provides a list of people who will become MEPs at that election. EU elections are held under proportional representation so the percentage of the vote received is equal (roughly) to the percentage of seats the party wins. In the West Midlands euroregion there are seven seats available and UKIP hopes to win three or four of those.
The seven MEP candidates in the West Midlands euroregion are: