Karen O’Reilly is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University and part of the Brexit Brits Abroad research project funded by the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, the authoritative think tank based in Kings College London. Many will know it mainly perhaps through seeing the “rock star Professor” Anand Menon on TV news, Question Time, and online podcasts.

Now, Karen’s research, which focuses on how British nationals living in the EU-27 respond to political transformation in Europe, is moving on to look at how we were able to vote in the European Parliamentary elections despite not having Brexited, and how we feel about the results both in the UK and here.  If you would like to help, answers to the following questions can be sent direct to Karen at K.OReilly@lboro.ac.uk.

(1a) Were you able to register to vote for the European Parliamentary elections in the UK?
(1b) If you registered, did you receive your ballot paper?
(1c) If you received your ballot paper, did you vote?

(2a) Were you able to register to vote for the European Parliamentary elections in the place you live?
(2b) If you registered, did you receive your ballot paper?
(2c) If you received your ballot paper, did you vote?

(3) Please share any thoughts you have on outcome of EP2019 in Britain?

(4) What are your thoughts on the outcome of EP2019 in the place (local and / or national) that you live?

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