The result of the election for the Eastern Region European Parliament can be found at:
Epping Forest District Council result
Epping Forest District Council was one of around 50 Councils organising local counts for amalgamation of the Eastern Region results in Chelmsford for the return of seven members of the European Parliament based in Strasbourg.
Having carried out the verification at Debden Park High School on Thursday night (23 May), count centre staff resumed at Theydon Bois Village Hall for the final count on Sunday (26 May).
Elections are being held across all 28 member states of the European Union.
|Change UK – The Independent Group||1247|
|Conservative and Unionist Party||4260|
|The Brexit Party||16018|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||1178|
EU elections in the UK are run using the ‘party list’ system, rather than the ‘first past the post’ system.
The party list system is a type of proportional representation. This is where seats are shared out proportionately, according to the share of the vote. For example, if a region had 10 seats available and one party received 50% of the vote, they would win five seats.
When casting your vote, you choose a party, rather than an individual candidate. Each party has a list of candidates, presented in preferential order. If a party secures enough votes to win a seat, the first candidate on their list takes that seat. If the party wins enough votes for two seats, Candidates 1 and 2 from their list are elected, and so on.
In the Eastern region, there are seven seats available.