Raw Politics: MEPs discuss how Brexit will influence pending EU elections

Paul Brennan, British MEP on Brexit's influence on EU elections.
Paul Brennan, British MEP on Brexit's influence on EU elections.
By Celeste Williams
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After the British Parliament decisively voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the fate of the UK is up in the air. MEPs running for election in June remain uncertain if the redistributed UK seats will still be available


MEPs in Strasbourg this week discussed the potential implications that a Brexit extension could have on upcoming EU elections.

Of the UK's 73 parliament seats, 27 have been redistributed.

This change in parliamentary representation could be complicated further if the Brexit decision is extended past the June 13 vote.

"Now, of course, I think it will have an influence," Dutch MEP Matthijs Van Miltenburg said, "but it will not overshadow the European election."

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