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Despite the fact that the government only confirmed on May 7th that the European elections were definitely going to go ahead in the UK, the Putney Society and Wandsworth Society, both registered charities, have managed to jointly arrange a European elections hustings. These will take place on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30 pm, at St Anne's Church, 182 St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 2RS.

Members of neighbouring amenity societies in Battersea, Clapham, Wimbledon, Richmond, Fulham, Hammersmith and Kew have all been invited to attend, in the hope that there will be as full a turn-out as possible despite the unavoidably very short notice for the event.

The seven parties competing nationally in these elections have each been invited to send one of their London constituency MEP candidates to represent them.

This will possibly be the only opportunity to meet candidates from the Conservative, Labour, LibDem, Green, UKIP, Brexit and Change UK parties and to put questions to them on their policies and plans.

The MEP candidates who will represent their parties are as follows:

Brexit Party: To be confirmed
Change UK Hasseeb Ur-Rehman
Conservative: Scott Pattenden
Green: Gulnar Hasnain
Labour: Cllr Fleur Anderson (Labour parliamentary candidate for Putney)
LibDem: Jonathan Fryer
UKIP: Freddy Vachha

Each candidate will speak for up to four minutes and then be given up to ten minutes to take questions from the audience. Afterwards, refreshments will be offered and there be a chance to speak informally to the candidates.

The voting system used in European elections is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation, so voters select one party. Seats in the relevant constituency are then allocated according to total votes cast from the closed lists of candidates selected by each party. We are in the London constituency and we will be electing eight MEPs.

Other parties fielding candidates in London include the Animal Welfare Party, the UK European Union Party and the Women’s Equality Party as well as a number of independents.



May 13, 2019

 

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