Almost 48 million people in the UK have the right to vote in today’s European elections to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
The UK has 73 MEPs who represent 12 electoral regions, including the East Midlands which has five MEPs who cover Lincolnshire as part of the region.
The candidates are:-
An Independence from Europe – Chris Pain, Val Pain, Alan Jesson, John Beaver and Carl Mason.
British National Party – Catherine Duffy, Robert West, Bob Brindley, Geoffrey Dickens and Paul Hillard.
Conservative Party – Emma McClarkin, Andrew Lewer, Rupert Matthews, Stephen Castens and Brendan Clarke- Smith.
English Democrats – Kevin Sills, David Wickham, John Dowle, Oliver Healey and Terry Spencer.
Green Party – Kat Boettge, Sue Mallender, Richard Mallender, Peter Allen and Simon Hales.
Harmony Party – Steve Ward.
Labour Party – Glenis Willmott, Rory Palmer, Linda Woodings, Khalid Hudadi and Nicki Brookes.
Liberal Democrats – Bill Newton-Dunn, Issan Ul-Haque Ghazni, Phil Knowles, George Smid and Deborah Newton-Cook.
United Kingdom Independence Party – Roger Helmer, Margot Parker, Jonathan Bullock, Nigel Wickens and Barry Mahoney.