What's Going On Here?
Today voters across Britain (and the rest of the EU) are going to the polls in order to vote in the European elections. Whilst the ‘B****t’ word is dominating the debate here in the UK, how do you vote if you want to prioritise what really matters...fighting climate change and environmental destruction?
We’ve done some sleuthing to give y’all the low-down. 😎
What Does This Mean?
European Elections take place every five years and represent one of the largest democratic elections in the world. In the U.K. there are 73 seats being contested (out of 751 seats in total), across 12 constituencies. There is a lot at stake this time, with climate change being one of the hot topics that voters care about.
But which parties are getting serious about the environment? The Green Party, Scottish Greens, Plaid Cymru, SNP and Liberal Democrats appear to have the most ambitious environmental policies (see infographic below).
In European Elections, we vote for parties, so the number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) is proportional to the number of votes a party gets (proportional representation). For this reason, smaller parties often tend to do better in European, rather than General, Elections. In other words, your vote is even more likely to count.