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Hopefully as many people in London as possible will take the opportunity to send a message of disapproval to the disastrous Labour Government via today's European Parliament election.

See the European Parliament Election - official lists of candidates for the London region

We have converted this (.pdf) table into a more easily searchable web page:

List of London candidates including Home Addresses, for the election of 8 Members of European Parliament, Thursday 4th June 2009

Some political campaigners have already been complaining that the lengthy Ballot Paper has been "razor folded" deliberately, supposedly to try to make it harder for certain parties to be noticed.

Presumably they are relying on illiterate voters with a short attention span, using some sort of random "lucky dip" approach to voting, who will somehow not bother to examine and read the whole of the Ballot Paper.

BBC: UK votes in MEP and council polls

There were mixed reports of turnout and the Electoral Commission was forced to issue an alert asking polling station staff not to fold ballot papers.

This followed complaints parties listed lower on the alphabetical ballot papers were hidden when first unfolded.

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The spokesman, who explained that ballot papers were folded to help protect voter secrecy, said they were also urging people to read the instructions on ballot papers carefully.

Pick your party list or independent candidates before you enter the polling station !

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Watching Them, Watching Us, UK Public CCTV Surveillance Regulation Campaign
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NO2ID - opposition to the NuLabour Compulsory Biometric ID Card
NO2ID - opposition to NuLabour's plans for Compulsory Biometric ID Card and National Identity Register centralised database.

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