European Parliamentary elections

The UK is part of the European Union and therefore must participate in the European Parliamentary elections. These are held every five years, the date is predetermined by the Secretary of State. The last election took place on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Wyre Forest, along with 29 other local authorities which make up the West Midlands Region, elects 7 MEPs to represent the region. These elections decide who will represent the West Midlands region at the European Parliament.

The local result is available on our results page, the West Midlands regional result is available on Birmingham City Council's website.

When are the next elections taking place?

Dates for the next European Parliamentary elections in the UK are yet to be confirmed, due to the recent referendum (2016) indicating our exit from the European Union, there may be no further European Parliamentary elections.

How to vote

You must be registered to vote at your address to be able to vote in elections. For the elections taking place on Thursday 23 May 2019, the deadline for registering to vote was Tuesday 7 May 2019. If you are not registered on the electoral register you may also find it difficult to get credit. 

We publish a full list of who is standing for election, however it is up to the individual candidates to let you know the issues they will be campaigning for.

If you are an EU citizen living in the UK, registered to vote at local council elections, and want to vote at the European Parliamentary elections on 23 May 2019 for your UK address, you must be registered to vote and complete this form. The completed form can be scanned and emailed to us at

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the relevant embassy who may be able to advise you on how to register and cast your vote if you remain in the UK.