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Green Party co-leader Sian Berry says her party is the "strongest choice" for pro-EU voters
The Green Party is the "strongest choice" for pro-EU voters, co-leader Sian Berry has said, after the party unveiled its list of candidates for the European Parliamentary elections.The latest Brexit delay means the UK may have to take part on 23 May and she said voters should consider the long term when choosing an MEP.The Greens have 64 candidates for all nine English regions and Wales.Ms Berry said they want to "fix the problems that led to Brexit".A number of parties have begun launching their campaigns for the elections after Theresa May agreed a Brexit delay until 31 October with the EU.
The PM has insisted the UK could still leave by 22 May and avoid taking part in the elections if her withdrawal agreement is approved by Parliament, but otherwise, the country is likely to have to take part in the vote.
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How do European elections work"We're the strongest choice you can make if you're a pro-EU voter, but even if you're not, we're the ones who are looking at the problems that led to Brexit in the first place."I've been all around the country working on the local elections, and in areas that voted incredibly heavily for Brexit, they're about to elect their first Green councillors onto those councils."We can win these elections because we actually are listening to people around the country and we want to fix the problems that led to Brexit."
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The party's candidates include:
Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West and Brexit spokesperson
Magid Magid, outgoing Lord Mayor of Sheffield
Gina Dowding, Lancashire councillor and anti-fracking campaigner
Alex Phillips, deputy mayor of Brighton and Hove
Scott Ainslie, a councillor in Lambeth
Who is standing in the European elections
The European Parliamentary elections are expected to take place in the UK on 23 May - if the UK has not left the EU by that date. The UK is divided into 11 regions and parties can put forward a list of candidates for each one. The deadline for nominations for candidates is 16:00 BST on Wednesday 24 April for the South West Region (including Gibraltar) and 16:00 on Thursday 25 for all other candidates.But the lists of candidates announced so far include:
The Labour Party
The Liberal Democrats
Plaid Cymru
Parties standing in Northern Ireland
Green Party
Change UK
Brexit Party
EU Election 2019
Green Party (England and Wales)
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