MAKE YOUR  VOTE COUNT

RESIDENTS of Broxtowe Borough are being urged to vote in the European Elections on Thursday 22May to have their say on their elected Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).  There are some changes to polling stations which will be open from 7am until 10pm for the election. These include:

  • Chilwell Masonic Hall, 145 High Road, Chilwell will be used in place of Greenwood Court, Cator Lane, Chilwell.
  • Alderman Pounder Infant School, Eskdale Drive, Chilwell will be used in place of Wyndham Court, Field Lane, Chilwell
  • Stapleford Community Centre, Cliffe Hill Avenue, Stapleford will be used in place of Maycliffe Hall, Toton Lane, Stapleford

The full list of candidates and further details about the election are available on the Council’s website at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5240

The UK is one of 28 member states of the European Union.   The UK is divided into 12 regions, and each has a certain number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) depending on the population of that region.

The East Midlands Regional Constituency is made up of the following areas: Derbyshire, Derby, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham and Rutland.

This election determines who will represent the region in the European Parliament for the next five years. The European Parliament decides on policy and legislation which has a direct effect on the everyday lives of all UK citizens so it is important that all voters have a chance to have a say on who takes the decisions for them.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3276, email elections@broxtowe.gov.uk

Alternatively, for more information about the European Elections information, please visit the Electoral Commissions website at www.electoralcommission.org.uk or www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/what_can_i_vote_for/european_parliament.aspx