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25th April 2019, 14:44

​Gibraltarian among 47 MEP candidates in South West England and Gibraltar constituency for European elections

A Gibraltarian will stand as an MEP candidate for the Liberal Democrat party in the upcoming European elections.

The list of candidates has been published, with polling day just under a month away.

47 candidates are hoping for your vote as part of the South West England and Gibraltar constituency in the European Parliamentary elections.

Change UK, the Conservatives, the Green party, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Brexit Party and UKIP, each offer a full slate of six candidates.

The Brexit-supporting English Democrats have two candidates, and there are three independents.

The MEP elections work on proportional representation rather than voting for individual candidates - so who makes the cut it depends on how many votes the party gets as a whole in each constituency.

20 old Gibraltarian politics and international relations student, Luke Stagnetto, is sixth on the Liberal Democrat slate.

Of Gibraltar's current MEPs, the Tories' Ashley Fox, Labour's Clare Moody, and the Green Party's Molly Scott-Cato are all up for reelectionat the top of their slates.

Other notable names are top Change UK candidate, journalist Rachel Johnson - sister to former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Second on the Labour slate is prominent Remainer, Lord Adonis. And, leading the Brexit Party slate is former Conservative Minister of State for Prisons, Ann Widdecombe.

You can check out the full list online at parliament.gi