Lincoln records 32% turnout at European elections

Lincoln voters recorded a turnout of 32.37% at yesterday’s European elections.

A verification of ballot papers took place last night ahead of the formal count on Sunday (May 26).

The turnout is an increase on 29.9% of voters who headed to the polls for the council elections just three weeks ago.

Results for the EU elections are expected to be announced Sunday evening.

Lincolnshire falls into the East Midlands regional constituency where five MEPs will be returned to the European Parliament.

Preliminary figures from the county show an average turnout of around 33%.

However, North and North East Lincolnshire, which fall into the Yorkshire constituency, will verify ballot papers on Sunday.

The EU parliament is a directly-elected governmental body of 751 members from across each member state of the European Union.

The UK has 73 MEPs in total which are elected by a system of proportional representation.


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