Is Tower Hamlets part of Europe? Yes or no? List of EU election candidates standing in London

Photo of Conservative candidate Kirsty Finlayson
Conservative candidate Kirsty Finlayson

Thursday 23rd May 2019 will see one of the most important elections in UK history, the contest to represent the UK in the EU Parliament. And what an interesting election it will be – in complete contrast to normal EU elections which are as dull as ditchwater and ignored by many.

This time it is different because of something called Brexit. Thursday’s EU elections are seen by many as a proxy second Brexit referendum – probably because it is.

Who knows, we might even have another proper Brexit referendum at some point where people can vote on the reality of Brexit, not the nonsense and lies we were fed last time.

Are we Europeans? Yes or no?

So the choice is between voting for a candidate who is pro-european or one who is in favour of us waving the EU goodbye.

Only two candidates will be familiar to LW readers, Wapping resident Kirsty Finlayson of the Conservative Party and Shadwell resident Cllr. Rabina Khan of the Liberal Party.

You can read the Liberal Democrat Party EU election manifesto (PDF) here.

You cannot read the Conservative Party EU election manifesto anywhere because they do not have one. Saves time we suppose.

Liberal Democrat candidate Cllr. Rabina Khan
Liberal Democrat candidate Cllr. Rabina Khan

Other sites you may find of use are the European Elections 2019 and

Below is a list of all the EU MEP election candidates standing in London.

Animal Welfare Party

  • Vanessa Hudson
  • Jane Smith
  • Sam Morland
  • Ranjan Joshi
  • Mina Da Rui
  • Jon Homan
  • Simon Gouldman

Change UK

  • Gavin Esler
  • Jan Vincent-Rostowski
  • Carole Tongue
  • Annabel Mullin
  • Karen Newman
  • Nora Mulready
  • Jessica Simor
  • Hasseeb Ur-Rehman


  • Syed Kamall
  • Charles Tannock
  • Joy Morrissey
  • Tim Barnes
  • Scott Pattenden
  • Attic Rahman
  • Kirsty Finlayson
  • Luke Parker


  • Scott Ainslie
  • Gulnar Hasnain
  • Shahrar Ali
  • Rachel Collinson
  • Eleanor Margolies
  • Remco van der Stoep
  • Kirsten De Keyser
  • Peter Underwood


  • Claude Moraes
  • Seb Dance
  • Katy Clark
  • Laura Parker
  • Murad Qureshi
  • Taranjit Chana
  • James Beckles
  • Sanchia Alasia

Liberal Democrats

  • Irina Von Wiese
  • Dinesh Dhamija
  • Luisa Porritt
  • Jonathan Fryer
  • Hussain Khan
  • Helen Cross
  • Graham Colley
  • Rabina Khan

The Brexit Party

  • Ben Habib
  • Lance Forman
  • Graham Shore
  • Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
  • Jimi Ogunnusi
  • Simon Marcus
  • Mehrtash A’zami
  • Aileen Quinton

UK European Union Party

  • Pierre Kirk
  • Richard Stevens
  • Saleyha Ahsan
  • Anna Novikova
  • Angela Antetomaso
  • Richard Boardman


  • Gerard Batten
  • Richard Braine
  • Pete Muswell
  • Freddy Vachha
  • Robert Stephenson
  • Peter McIlvenna
  • John Poynton
  • Ronie Johnson

Women’s Equality Party

  • Catherine Mayer
  • Bea Gare
  • Nanci Hogan
  • Aliyah Dunbar-Hussain
  • Hannah Barham-Brown
  • Alison Marshall
  • Olivia Patton-Vincenti
  • Leyla Mohan


  • Daze Aghaji
  • Roger Hallam
  • Alan Kirkby
  • Kofi Klu
  • Zoe Lafferty
  • Claudia Mcdowell
  • Andrew Medhurst
  • Henry Muss
  • Mike Shad
  • Ian Sowden
  • Andrea Venzon

Source: BBC 2019 European elections: List of candidates for London

So all you have to do is get out and vote on Thursday 23rd May 2019. Simple choice between being in Europe or not being in Europe. Or putting your country ahead of your political party.

Our favourite polling day photo (Other cats are available)

LW Comment

A few years back Moley enjoyed one of the many benefits of being an EU citizen when he went and lived in wonderful Bilbao in the Basque Country for a year or so. No fuss, just turned up and was embraced by the amazing Basque people. Gora Euskadi! It did rain a lot though.

So you can guess which way Moley is voting.

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