The next European elections are due to take place on Thursday 22 May, alongside the local elections. In total, 73 Members of the European Parliament will be elected from the United Kingdom using proportional representation.
Labour's European Parliamentarians are your voice in Europe. They work to advance democracy, social justice, prosperity, peace and sustainable development in the UK, EU and throughout the world.
Labour MEPs stand up and fight campaigns on important issues that require international solutions. From tackling climate change and discrimination to protecting consumers and vulnerable people, Labour MEPs stand up for you in Europe. EPLP campaigns have brought about real changes to people's quality of life in Britain, around Europe and across the world.
The Labour Party candidates for London have been selected by Labour members here in the capital:
1. Claude MORAES MEP
2. Mary HONEYBALL MEP
3. Lucy ANDERSON
4. Seb DANCE
5. Ivana BARTOLETTI
6. Kamaljeet JANDU
7. Sanchia ALASIA
8. Andrea BIONDI
For more information on each candidate, please click here.
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman MP said: “I am proud that such strong, committed and inspiring people have been picked by ordinary Labour Party members to be their MEP candidates in London.
“Like the people they seek to represent, they come from all walks of life and from all the different communities who live here in London.
“Unlike David Cameron whose first priority on Europe is appeasing the ever more extreme demands of Tory backbenchers, Labour MEPs will be a powerful One Nation voice who stand up for ordinary hardworking families.
“Their top priority is to be a strong voice in the European Parliament to make sure they get the best deal and bring jobs and growth here in London.”
For more information about the electoral system used to elect MEPs, the Electoral Reform Society has some useful explanations here.
To get involved in the Labour campaign for the European elections, please get in touch via the ‘contact us’ or ‘volunteer’ pages.