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Voting underway in European Parliament elections

Voting in the European Parliament elections opened at 7am but the declaration is not until Sunday Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Polling stations across Wales have now opened for voting in the European elections.

Four candidates from Wales will be elected once the result is declared. The UK has 73 seats in the parliament - split into different areas

People can vote until 22:00 on Thursday but the outcome will not be known until Sunday.

The three-day delay is to allow voting to be completed across all 28 European Union member states.

In Wales there are thirty-two candidates from eight political parties standing to be one of four MEPs to represent Wales in Brussels.

The candidates are:

  • Conservative: Dan Boucher, Craig Lawton, Fay Jones and Tomos Davies
  • Labour: Jackie Jones, Matthew Dorrance, Mary Wimbury, Mark Whitcutt
  • Plaid Cymru: Jill Evans, Carmen Smith, Patrick McGuinness, Ioan Bellin
  • Welsh Liberal Democrats: Sam Bennett, Donna Lalek, Alistair Cameron, Andrew Parkhurst
  • UKIP: Kris Hicks, Keith Edwards, Tom Harrison, Robert McNeil-Wilson
  • Greens: Anthony Slaughter, Ian Chandler, Ceri Davies and Duncan Rees
  • Brexit Party: Nathan Gill, James Wells, Gethin James and Julie Price
  • Change UK: Jon Owen Jones, June Davies, Matthew Paul and Sally Stephenson

Nathan Gill and Jill Evans are both sitting MEPs - the Conservative's Kay Swinburne and Labour's Derek Vaughan will be standing down.

Anyone who has a postal vote but has not yet returned it can take it to their local polling station up until 22:00hrs