European Elections 23 May 2019

Elections for the European Parliament take place every 5 years. An order was laid in the Parliament on Monday 8 April 2019 to set the date for the European Parliament Election. This came into force on Wednesday 10 April 2019. Polling for this election will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019 with votes counted on Sunday 26 May 2019.

The government has made it clear it intends to leave the EU before the date of European Parliament elections. However, if the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23 May then polls will take place on that day in the UK.

You can find who your MEPs are on the European Parliament website.

Notice of election 

Notice of election

Election timetable

Election timetable

Candidates & parties standing in the electoral region of Scotland


Nominations to stand as a candidate in the upcoming European Elections due to take place on Thursday 23 May closed at 4pm on Thursday 25 April.


The candidates standing in the European Election for Scotland are:
 

Party Surname Other names
Change UK - The Independent Group

MacDonald

Griffiths

Forman

Astbury

McFadyen

Edgeworth
 

David

Peter

Kate

Heather

Colin

Cathy
 

Conservative and Unionist Party
Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Mobarik

McGill

Haslam

Whyte

Gee

Kusznir
 

Nosheena

Iain

Shona Ruth

Iain

Andrea

Michael James Douglas
 

Labour Party

 Martin

Baxter

Miller

Fraioli

O'Dwyer

Bretherton
 

David Weir

Jayne

Craig

Amy Lee

Callum

Angela
 

Liberal Democrats
Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ritchie

Mackintosh

Bhatia

Zaporozcenko

Edward

Sneddon
 

Sheila Ewan

Fred

Catriona Judith

Vita

John David

Clive Roderick
 

Scottish Green Party

Chapman

Slater

Mackay

Booth

Hall

Faulds
 

Maggie

Lorna

Gillian

Chas

Mags

Allan
 

Scottish National Party (SNP)

Smith

Allard

McLeod

Ferrier

Anderson

Kerr
 

Alyn

Christian

Aileen

Margaret

Heather

Alex
 

The Brexit Party

Stedman-Bruce

Walker

Ferguson-Hannah

Waiton

Aitken

Walker
 

Louis

Karina Kielbinska

James Alasdair Neil

Stuart James

Paul Andrew

Calum David Alexander

UK Independence Party (UKIP)
UKIP Make Brexit Happen

MacKay

MacKay

Inglis

Meechan

Hill

Wilson
 

Donald Murdo

Janice Elizabeth

Otto

Mark

Roy

Neil
 

EDGAR, Gordon
Independent
 Edgar Gordon
PARKE, Ken
Independent
 Parke Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can vote in these elections

Anyone aged 18 or over who is an EU citizen and is registered to vote.

To vote in these elections, you must be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 7 May.

If the UK takes part in European Parliament elections on 23 May and you’re a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) resident in the UK, you can either vote in the UK or in your country or origin.

If you want to vote in your country of origin you will need to contact the electoral authorities in the EU country where you're a citizen.

We've written to all EU citizens on the electoral register for Fife to ask them to fill in and return a form to let us know where they’d like to vote (i.e. in Fife or their country of origin).If you’ve lost your form, or can’t find it, and want to vote in Fife please fill in another and return it to the Electoral Registration Team, Fife House, North Street, KY7 5LT us by 5.00pm on Tuesday 7 May.

Please be aware that if you're a citizen of an EU country and choose to vote in Fife, you will be unable to vote in your country of origin in these elections as well, even if the UK elections are cancelled.

How to register to vote

To make sure you can have your say you must be registered to vote. You can do this by registering to vote here before midnight Tuesday 7 May.

Many people think they are automatically registered because they pay council tax, but this isn’t true. Even if you think you’re already registered but aren’t 100% sure you can double check by calling the electoral registration team on 03451 55 55 11.

 

Voting by post

Please note that you must be registered to vote before you can apply to vote by post. You can register to vote here.

If you’d like to vote by post or amend an existing postal vote, you must do this by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 May.

You can apply for a postal vote pack using our online form or by emailing us at Voters.Roll@fife.gov.uk or give us a call on 03451 55 55 11.

If you've applied for a postal vote before 24 April you should receive your postal pack between 9 and 11 May. If you haven't received your pack by 15 May give us a call on 01592 583115.

You should complete and return your postal vote as soon as you can. Your postal vote must be received by the Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday 23 May.

Please note that if you have a postal vote you can’t go along to your local polling place and vote there on Thursday 23 May. However, you can hand your postal vote in to your local polling place on Thursday 23 May between 7am and 10pm.

Voting by proxy (when someone votes on your behalf)

Please note that you must be registered to vote before you can apply for a proxy vote. You can register to vote here.

If you’d like to amend an existing proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf), you must do this by 5.00pm on 8 May.

If you’d like to apply for a new proxy vote you must do this by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 May.

For more information on how to vote by proxy click here

How to Vote

You have one vote.  You cast your vote by putting a 'X' next to the party or individual candidate of your choice.

Scotland is classed as 1 region and 6 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected to represent Scotland. MEPs representing the UK are elected under a form of closed list proportional representation (PR), where political parties put forward candidates within each region. Individual candidates may also stand.

Where to vote (including Polling Places)

Click here for the list of polling places for these elections.
 

Please note that In 2017 Fife Council made changes to its polling scheme in the following areas:
 

  • Dunfermline East
  • Glenrothes North
  • Inverkeithing
  • Kirkcaldy North


If you live in these areas your polling place may have changed since the last election. In addition to the changes made to some polling boundaries, Fife Council also agreed to change the polling places for some areas as part of the review. There are also some of the previously agreed polling places unavailable for the European Parliament Election on 23rd May (marked*) so again, alternatives are being used.
 

Please also note that the polling place for Leuchars has been changed since the poll cards for the election were issued (see below).
 

Polling district Previous polling place Polling place for 23rd May 2019
Halbeath North (027BAH) Halbeath Community Leisure Centre*, Gutter Gates Road, Halbeath, Dunfermline, KY11 8EB Carnegie Primary School, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8SS
Dunfermline West (043CAD)

Pittencrieff Nursery School, Dewar Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AB

Education Resource & Training Centre, Maitland Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AF
Touch (045CAF)

St. Margaret’s Parish Church, Abel Place, Dunfermline KY11 4JJ

Touch Community Leisure Centre, 30 Mercer Place, Dunfermline KY11 4UG
Halbeath South (046CAG) Halbeath Community Leisure Centre*, Gutter Gates Road, Halbeath, Dunfermline, KY11 8EB Carnegie Primary School, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8SS
Hill of Beath (106GAB) Hill of Beath Community Leisure Centre*Main Street, Hill Of Beath, Cowdenbeath,  KY4 8DP Hill of Beath Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Main Street, Hill of Beath, KY4 8DP
Cowdenbeath East (112GAF) Cowdenbeath Branch Library, High Street, Cowdenbeath Maxwell Community Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Foulford (112GAH) Cowdenbeath Bowling Club, Bowling Green Street, Cowdenbeath KY4 9DF Maxwell Community Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Burntisland Central (201IAA) Former Local Office, 104 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AS Solid Rock Café, 245 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AQ
Torbain (211JAB) Torbain Primary School, Blairmore Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 6NP Torbain Parish Church Hall, Carron Place, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6PS
Whinnyknowe (259NAE) Whinnyknowe Portacabin, The Limekilns/Greenwell Park Road End, Glenrothes, KY6 3QJ  The Nairn Suite, Balgeddie House Hotel,Balgeddie Way, Glenrothes, KY6 3ET
Ladybank (307PAG) Ladybank Primary School, 47 Church Street, Ladybank, KY15 7LE Ladybank (Howe of Fife Parish) Church Hall, off Church Street, Ladybank KY15 7ND
Leuchars (325QAF)

Army Community Hall, Keith Crescent, Leuchars*  

(new polling place not used as yet but shown on Poll Cards)
Leuchars Primary School, 18 Pitlethie Road, Leuchars, KY16 0EZ
Kennoway East (373UAF) Youth Café, Leven Road Sports Pavilion, Cotlands Park, Kennoway KY8 5HX



Please check your poll card for up to date details of where to vote. or check where your polling place is by clicking on the map here.

If you're already registered you should receive your poll card (if you're voting in person on 23 May) any time after 26 April. Your poll card is just for information, you do not need it to vote but it is helpful if you take it with you when you go to vote.

The count

Ballot papers will be counted in Fife by the Local Returning Officer, Steve Grimmond and the results sent to the Regional Returning Officer, Kenneth Lawrie, in Edinburgh.  The results will be announced on Sunday 26th May, 2019 sometime after 10 pm.

The count will take place at Michael Wood Sports and Leisure Centre, Viewfield, Glenrothes, KY6 2RD from 6pm on Sunday 26 May. Access is restricted to election staff, candidates, their agents and the media.

Access for Media

Applications for media accreditation have now closed. Members of the media were able to apply for accreditation between Thursday 2 - Thursday 16 May. 
We are not able to accept any new applications after Thursday 16 May.

If you have applied and have any questions about your form then please contact the media team on 01592 583312.

Download a copy of the Electoral Commission's European Parliamentary Elections media handbook.

Download a copy of the Fife media pack.

 


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