Euro log-jam set to deliver another election on West Norfolk's MEPs
West Norfolk, like the rest of the country seems likely to have to hold elections to elect members to the European Parliament on May 23.
Prime Minster Theresa May left this week’s summit in Brussels still hopeful that Britain could avoid going to the polls, if Parliament voted in favour of her withdrawal agreement.
But that has already been rejected by the House of Commons three times.
The North-West Norfolk and South West Norfolk parliamentary constituencies are in the East of England European constituency, which covers six counties.
Seven MEPs were elected in May 2014 to represent the East of England. They were three UKIP, three Conservatives and one Labour on a ‘list’ system where seats are allocated in proportion to the votes each party gets across the region as a whole.
One of the MEPs elected for UKIP was Stuart Agnew, a farmer from Fakenham.
The sitting Labour member is Alex Mayer, who told the Lynn News she planned to stand. She said: “Assuming they are happening, I would be top Labour candidate on the list.
“I continue to get lots of letters and emails about European legislation and my view is that as long as we are full members of the EU we should have MEPs.”