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Use Your Voice
09 May, 2019

Use it or lose it. On May 23rd, citizens of the 28 member states of the European Union go to the polls to elect new Members of the European Parliament. This includes us in the UK.

So let’s remind ourselves just how the EU and its Parliament support the key components of civil society:

PEACE

The EU is the most successful European peace project ever. Pax Europaea, the period of peace that has followed WWII, resulted in the EU being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. Indeed, Churchill was one of the leaders after the war who wanted the countries in Europe to come together instead of fighting. It is also worth remembering how NATO emphasises the importance of the EU for their work.

Vote for representatives in the European Parliament who will continue this positive development!


TRADE & WORK

The European Parliament secures fair trade and working conditions across the EU. This includes freedom to live, work and travel in all member states. Small businesses and public services in Wandsworth & Merton have benefited from this. In 2018, the Wandsworth Brexit Audit highlighted local businesses’ concerns for their future outside the EU.

Vote for MEPs who constructively promote UK interests in the EU!


THE ENVIRONMENT

The EU is a world leader in standards of environmental protection. Unfortunately, pollution and global warming don’t recognise borders, and the EU demonstrates to the rest of the world how international cooperation on climate change can work successfully. Back home, Britain’s beaches have benefited hugely from EU regulation.

Vote for MEPs who will balance national interests in a way that protects the environment!

The EU has improved living and working conditions for you and your family, for southwest London and all of the UK. Let’s stay in and improve the EU from the inside.


Election Quiz

Did you see our quiz board in Battersea or Wimbledon and came to check the right answers? Here they are:

1. 36%
2. UKIP had 24 MEPs elected at the 2014 European elections, its highest tally to date. As of April 2019 it has three MEPs following multiple defections. This makes Labour the biggest UK party in the European Parliament to date with its 19 MEP, just ahead of the Conservatives with 18.
3. 23 May
4. Your choice, but we hope you will be voting for an MEP who can make a positive impact. Thank you.

 

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