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An election is held every five years to choose the 785 members of the European Parliament (known as MEPs) from the 27 countries that make up the European Union. 72 MEPs are elected to represent the United Kingdom. MEPs have an important say in a wide range of laws affecting people who live in EU countries. They also deal with the EU budget that supports many projects in the UK and they have an important role in overseeing how EU funds are spent.Type: Factsheet06-06-2005
This factsheet looks at how the Single Transferable Vote works.Type: Factsheet20-04-2005