|Act of Parliament|
|"Long title||An Act to consolidate the European Parliamentary Elections Acts 1978, 1993 and 1999.|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom
(England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Indirectly also affects (not part of the territorial extent):
|"Royal assent||24 July 2002|
|Replaces||"European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999|
Status: Current legislation
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from "legislation.gov.uk|
The Act divided the United Kingdom into various regions to which were allocated a number of seats. "England was divided into nine regions with a total of 71 seats, "Scotland, "Wales and "Northern Ireland were divided into a single region each, with 8, 5 and 3 seats respectively and for the first time allowed the participation of "Gibraltar which was placed within the "South West England constituency for the purpose of the elections.
The legal provisions for the appointment of "Regional returning officers" and also the twelve European Parliamentary Regional constituencies areas of the United Kingdom under this Act were also used under the titles of "Regional counting officers" and "Regional count areas" in the legislation enacted for the holding of both the "2011 AV Referendum under the "Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 and the "2016 EU Referendum under the "European Union Referendum Act 2015.
Following the "referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union on 23 June 2016 which resulted in a majority vote in favour of leaving the "European Union it is proposed that this act will be repealed by the "European Union (Withdrawal) Bill with the "2014 European Parliament election being the last to be held under the legislation.
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