May European Elections
The European Parliament election on May 23, 2019 has taken place in the UK and the results are expected on the evening of Sunday May 26. Initial anecdotal evidence suggests the turnout in Remain areas was higher than usual, so there are grounds for optimism. Many at Westminster will see the poll as a fresh vote on the UK's EU membership. There are reports that many EU citizens resident in the UK were turned away from polling stations, despite registering to vote in time. If anyone in Enfield has experienced this, please let us know and we'll report it to the council. With Theresa May having resigned, there is a possibility of a general election or even another referendum later this year, so please register to vote ASAP if you haven't already done so, using the link to the right. EU nationals resident in the UK don't have the right to vote in general elections, but we will push the case for them to have the vote in any future referendum.
Source: @MSmithsonPB; politicalbetting.com
Enfield for Europe campaigners and Bambos Charalambous MP (centre) at Gordon Hill station on polling day.
May 2018 local elections
Enfield for Europe advised voters to vote for pro-EU candidates standing for election to Enfield Council on May 3, 2018. Thanks to all those voters who asked us for information on candidates' views on the EU and to those candidates who replied to our survey. The local and national results of the elections are in the link below and to the right. The poll resulted in a larger pro-Remain majority on the council. 'Brexit' is not a done deal and we can stop it so please write to your new councillors asking them to put maximum pressure on their national parties to oppose the government's plan to leave the EU. They need to know we won't accept the damage that leaving will do to local services. Please also register to vote using the link below if you've not already done so - a general election could happen at any time and we need to be ready for it.