The European Parliament has 626 Members, representing the 370 million people who live in the 15 Member States of the European Union. MEPs meet in Brussels and Strasbourg to scrutinise, amend and vote draft legislation, and approve the annual budget of the European Union. They also debate issues affecting the European Union and draw attention to the problems of their constituents. Elections take place every five years, and the last election was held in 2004.
For the European Parliament, England, Scotland and Wales have been divided into 11 Regions, each electing a different number of Members of the European Parliament.
The South East Region for the purposes of the European Parliament includes the Counties of: Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and East and West Sussex, and the following Unitary Authorities: Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Isle of Wight, Medway, Milton Keynes, West Berkshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham.
For further information on the European Parliament please contact:
UK Office of the European Parliament, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London
SW1H 9AA Tel: 020 7227 4300.
MEPs - South East Region
Hannan, Daniel John, Conservatives - Putting Britain First, Flat One, Bristol Court West, 132 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1DF Tel: 01372 453678 Secretary - Margaret Bottomley Fax: 01372 453741 email: email@example.com
Farage, Nigel Paul, UK Independence Party, 1 Darwin Villas, Single Street,
Westerham, Kent TN16 3AA Tel: Home 01959 570034 Fax: 01959 575595
Deva, Niranjan Joseph Aditya, Conservatives - Putting Britain First, 169 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF Tel: 020 764 28880 Fax: 020 764 28879.
Huhne, Christopher Murray Paul, Liberal Democrats, Meadow View, 110C Dutton Road, Dutton Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6AB
Skinner, Peter William, Labour Party, Oakfield, Station Road, Staplehurst, Kent
Tel: 01322 279867 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elles, James Edmond Mocrieff, Conservatives - Putting Britain First, Elmhurst
Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 9AA Tel: 01494 673745 Fax: 01494 670428 Website: http://www.jameselles.com/
Mote, Ashley, UK Independence Party, 16 Kingswood Place, Knowle
Hants PO17 5FG Tel: Home 01329 830147
Ashworth, Richard James, Conservatives - Putting Britain First, 4 Temeraire Heights, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3TL Tel: 01303 237736 email: Richardashworth@aol.com
Lucas, Caroline Patricia, Green Party, 46 Rue des Drapiers, B-1050 Brussels
Baroness Nicholson, Emma Harriet, 4 Maunsel Street, London SW1P 2QL