Vote Labour
Vote Labour

This is archived material from our European Election campaign 2019.

A vote for Labour is a vote to:

  • reject the Tories’ disastrous Brexit deal
  • keep out the Brexit Party and the self-serving politics of Nigel Farage
  • work with other social democratic MEPs to reverse ten years of rising poverty and inequality
  • reform tax across borders, making big corporations pay their share
  • act internationally on climate change
  • establish a regional investment bank for the South West
  • continue Labour’s work in the European Parliament on workers’ rights and conditions, targets for carbon emissions, a Europe-wide minimum wage and tough environmental protections

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Labour’s campaign in the South West

Clare Moody is our excellent Labour MEP in the South West of England region. She is at the head of Labour’s list of candidates. She is joined in second and third place by Andrew Adonis and Jayne Kirkham, a Labour Councillor from Falmouth in Cornwall.

The top two Labour Candidates on the list for the SW of England have signed a public pledge to:

  1. Campaign to give the people the final say, with a referendum that offers a choice between a Brexit deal and the option to Remain in the EU.
  2. Campaign to Remain in the referendum.

More details here.

In 2014 Labour was the strongest progressive party in the South West region, behind UKIP and the Conservative party (see results below).

Totnes and South Devon Labour Party is supporting Labour’s regional campaign with stalls and leafleting.

Results SW region 2014
Results SW region 2014
  1. About the European Elections

You do not need a polling card to vote. Voting takes place on 23 May at your nearest polling station.

These elections are by Proportional Representation. That means you vote for the party you prefer and your representatives are elected from a party list, based on the number of votes the party receives in each region.

Candidates will be elected in list order depending on the share of the vote that Labour receives. A full list of all the candidates for the SW of England is here (from the BBC).

Representatives from national parties sit in one of eight blocs in the European Parliament. Labour members sit with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, currently the second largest voting bloc in the Parliament.

If you want to know more, you can read an article about the European Parliament in the Guardian and find out how the voting system works from the Constitution Site.

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