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Posted by: John Brace | 21st April 2014

8 Members of the European Parliament to be elected

8 Members of the European Parliament to be elected

                          

Although I wrote a blog post about the notice of election for twenty-three Wirral Council councillors about a week ago I haven’t yet written about the notice of election for the eight Members of the European Parliament held on the same day.

Below is the notice of election for the European elections. The constituency for a MEP is the whole of the North West of England which is millions of people who could vote in the election. Also candidates wishing to stand in the European elections have to find a deposit of £5,000. I presume (as in General Elections) the deposit is refundable if those candidates get x% of the vote.

NORTH WEST ELECTORAL REGION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

1. An election is to be held for EIGHT members of the European Parliament for the NORTH WEST Electoral Region.

2. If the election is contested the poll will take place on THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014.

3. Nomination papers are to be delivered to the Regional Returning Officer for the North West, Room 134, Town Hall, Manchester, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM from TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014 to THURSDAY 17 APRIL 2014 and between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM from TUESDAY 22 APRIL 2014 to THURSDAY 24 APRIL 2014. Forms of nomination papers may also be obtained at that place, during those times.

4. The deposit for each registered political party or individual candidate, being the sum of £5000, can only be made by the deposit of legal tender or by means of a banker’s draft (banks operating in the United Kingdom or Gibraltar only), at the place and during the time for delivery of nomination papers. No other method of making a deposit will be available.

5. Applications to be included in the register of electors or for postal or proxy voting must be made to the relevant Electoral Registration Officer for the applicant’s area. Further information can be found at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or www.northwestvotes.gov.uk.

6. Applications to be included in the register of electors must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by TUESDAY 6 MAY 2014, if they are to be effective for the election.

7. All applications and notices in respect of postal voting and those in respect of changes to existing proxy voting arrangements must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY 7 MAY 2014, if they are to be effective for the election.

8. All new applications to vote by proxy (except those applied for on relevant emergency grounds) must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014, if they are to be effective for the election.

9. All applications to vote by proxy on relevant emergency grounds (disability occurring after 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014; grounds relating to applicant’s occupation, service or employment where the applicant became aware of those grounds after 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014; or detention under civil powers as a mental health patient) must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5:00 PM on THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014, if they are to be effective for the election.

DATED: Monday 14 April 2014

Sir Howard Bernstein
Regional Returning Officer for the North West
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA

Printed and Published by the REGIONAL RETURNING OFFICER, TOWN HALL, MANCHESTER, M60 2LA

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