Posted by: John Brace | 22 May 2019

Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?

Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?


polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8

Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Wirral Council.

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Manchester City Council and further second response from Wirral Council.

23rd May 2019 was polling day in the European Parliamentary Elections. On the Wirral people voted in the North-West England area.

Eight Members of the European Parliament will be elected for the North-West England region and the voting system is the D’Hondt system (a type of proportional representation).

The Regional Returning Officer is Joanne Roney OBE, Regional Returning Officer for the North West, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA. For the Wirral area the (Local) Returning Officer is Eric Robinson, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Seacombe, CH44 8ED.

There are nine political parties standing (who have nominated between one and eight candidates depending on party) and also two independent candidates.

One candidate for the Brexit Party (Michael Richard Neville) has withdrawn.

In alphabetical order (by political party name) the political parties’ candidates (followed by two independent candidates in alphabetical order by surname) are:

Change UK – The Independent Group

Candidate 1 – Andrea Cooper
Candidate 2 – Dan Price
Candidate 3 – Arun Rammoy Colin Banerji
Candidate 4 – Michael Stewart Taylor
Candidate 5 – Phillipa Olive
Candidate 6 – Victoria Ann Desmond
Candidate 7 – Andrew Paul Graystone
Candidate 8 – Elisabeth Melissa Knight

Conservative and Unionist Party

Candidate 1 – Sajjad Haider Karim
Candidate 2 – Kevin Michael Beaty
Candidate 3 – Jane Elizabeth Ann Howard
Candidate 4 – Arnold Saunders
Candidate 5 – Wendy Maisey
Candidate 6 – Thomas Baxter Lord
Candidate 7 – Anthony Pickles
Candidate 8 – Attika Salim Choudray

English Democrats

Candidate 1 – Stephen Morris
Candidate 2 – Valerie Morris

Green Party

Candidate 1 – Gina Dowding
Candidate 2 – Wendy Kay Olsen
Candidate 3 – Jessica Ayesha Northey
Candidate 4 – Geraldine Philomena Coggins
Candidate 5 – Rosie Mae Mills
Candidate 6 – Astrid Johnson
Candidate 7 – Daniel Adam Jerrome
Candidate 8 – James Andrew Booth

Labour Party

Candidate 1 – Theresa Mary Griffin
Candidate 2 – Julie Carolyn Ward
Candidate 3 – Wajid Iltaf Khan
Candidate 4 – Erica Ruth Estelle Lewis
Candidate 5 – David John Brennan
Candidate 6 – Claire Emily Cozler
Candidate 7 – Saf Ismail
Candidate 8 – Yvonne Marion Tennant

Liberal Democrats

Candidate 1 – Chris Davies
Candidate 2 – Jane Elisabeth Brophy
Candidate 3 – Helen Foster-Grime
Candidate 4 – Anna Corrina Fryer
Candidate 5 – Sam Al-Hamdini
Candidate 6 – Rebecca Ann Forest
Candidate 7 – John Studholme
Candidate 8 – Frederick Van Mierlo

The Brexit Party

Candidate 1 – Claire Regina Fox
Candidate 2 – Henrik Eyser Overgaard Nielsen
Candidate 3 – David Richard Bull
Candidate 4 – Gary Walter Harvey
Candidate 5 – Ajay Jagota
Candidate 6 – Elizabeth Oyedoyin Babade
Candidate 7 – Sally Ann Bate
Candidate 8 – John Howard Kelly

UK European Party

Candidate 1 – Sophie Catherine Larroque

UK Independence Party

Candidate 1 – Adam Fox McCloud Richardson
Candidate 2 – Jeff Armstrong
Candidate 3 – Fiona Rachel Mills
Candidate 4 – Nathan Alan Ryding
Candidate 5 – Michael James Felse
Candidate 6 – Ben Robert Fryer
Candidate 7 – John Charles Booker
Candidate 8 – Alexander Alan Craig

Independent Candidate (1)

Mohmmad Aslam

Independent Candidate (2)

Tommy Robinson

Polling stations were open on Thursday 23rd May 2019 between 7 am and 10 pm.

You could find your local polling station by the postcode finder here or if you are voting in the Wirral area and know your voter registration number it can be determined also from the list of polling stations for the European Parliamentary Election, North West Region on 23 May 2019 (Wirral).

Please note that until the results are declared, although comments can be left on this blog they will only be published after approval by myself due to the extra legal restrictions about comments about candidates during election periods.

Wirral Council were asked basic questions about the European Parliamentary Elections, their response received after publication was that they had been instructed not to answer our questions and instead directed us to the Office of the Regional Returning Officer at Manchester City Council.

Manchester City Council provided some basic details about when the result will be declared and pointed out Wirral Council should have answered questions about the local arrangements on Wirral.

Wirral Council confirmed that the votes will be counted at the Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre on Sunday 26th May 2019 starting at around 1 pm. The results will be declared on Wirral Council’s website after the results for the whole North-West region are declared. This is expected to be late Sunday evening or possibly Monday morning.

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