Party Profiles

Meet the candidates: UKIP

Jane Collins served as a Campaign Manager for Godfrey Bloom in 2004 and 2009

Meet the candidates: Lib Dems

Edward McMillan-Scott has been an MEP for Yorkshire & the Humber since 1984, defecting to the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives in 2010. He has served as Vice President of the European Parliament since 2004

Meet the candidates: Labour

Richard Corbett served as an MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from 1996 until 2009. For the past four years, he has been an advisor to President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy

Meet the candidates: Conservatives

Timothy Kirkhope served as an MP for Leeds North East from 1987-1997. He has been an MEP for Yorkshire & the Humber since 1999, and served as Leader of the Conservative Party in the European Parliament from 2004-2007 and 2008-2010

Libertas

Libertas is the most intriguing of the new political parties contesting the upcoming European elections

English Democrats

The English Democrats Party (EDP) is founded on the concept of improving the interests of English people everywhere

No2EU

Born out of refinery worker rage at being sidetracked for foreign labour from across the continent, No2EU – Yes to Democracy is the brainchild of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union general secretary, Bob Crow

Socialist Labour Party

The Socialist Labour Party was launched in 1996 after they splintered from the Blair’s New Labour. They consist of trade unionists and campaign activists

Green Party

The Green party is basing its European election campaign on the proposal of a fiscal stimulus plan entitled the “Green New Deal”

Jury Team

Described by The Times as an ‘X Factor party’, the Jury Team selects its candidates via a public vote

Liberal Democrats

Pro European party the Liberal Democrats aims to get current MEP Diana Wallis elected for a second term

Labour

Labour, the governing party in the UK for the last ten years, currently has 19 MEPs nationwide, with two from Yorkshire and the Humber region