County goes to Euro polls

Wiltshire is gearing up to vote in the 2014 European Elections this month.

The county is represented by the South West constituency which is comprised of Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gibraltar.

On Thursday, May 22 Wiltshire residents will be able to choose from eight parties, Conservative, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP, Green Party, BNP, An Independence from Europe and English Democrats.

Each party has listed six candidates and of the 48 candidates put forward, six will be elected to represent the South West.

Wiltshire Council is expecting a turnout of between 40 to 45 per cent and will verify papers from 9am on the Friday at Malmesbury Leisure Centre, Devizes Leisure Centre, Trowbridge Civic Centre and Salisbury Five Rivers Leisure Centre.

The count will be held at Christie Miller Leisure Centre in Melksham on Sunday, May 25 and will start at 2pm but cannot be declared until the last European country has voted which will be Italy at 10pm.

For a list of polling stations, visit


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