Your Members in the European Parliament
There are 73 UK MEPs. 72 were elected in the European Parliament elections on 4 June 2009. The UK gained an additional seat in the West Midlands region on 1 December 2011, As a result of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
The UK is divided into twelve electoral regions made up of the nations and regions of the UK. Each region has between three and ten MEPs and each MEP in a region represents each person living there: Eastern - 7, East Midlands - 5, London - 8, North East - 3, North West - 8, South East - 10, South West - 6, West Midlands - 7, Yorkshire and Humber - 6, Wales - 4, Scotland - 6, Northern Ireland - 3.
For example, if you live in Cambridge, all seven Eastern region MEPs represent you and you can contact any or all of them. If you are not sure, please telephone us on 020 7227 4300.
Check out the Hemicycle in Strasbourg
This is the debating chamber (or plenary chamber) where MEPs sit to discuss and pass legislation.
How the plenary works