There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the UK. Elections for the European Parliament take place every 5 years. The next election will be in May 2019.
The government has made it clear it intends to leave the EU before the date of European Parliament elections. If the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23 May then polls will take place on that day in the UK.
You can find who your MEPs are on the European Parliament website.
When will Postal Votes be opened?
You can find the formal Notice of Election for the Eastern Region here:
You can find the Statement of Parties and Individual Candidates Nominated for the Eastern Region here:
For further information on the European Parliament elections, visit the Electoral Commission's website.