Tower Hamlets residents cast their votes in the European parliamentary elections

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The local Tower Hamlets votes in the 2019 European parliamentary elections have been officially declared by Will Tuckley, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Tower Hamlets Council. 

The counting of ballot papers, which took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on Sunday 26 May, was completed by just after 6pm. The declaration of results followed at 10pm.This follows voting taking place across the borough on polling day last Thursday 23 May.

This follows voting taking place across the borough on polling day last Thursday 23 May. 

Following the verification of ballots on Friday 24 May, it was confirmed that 68,011 votes were cast in Tower Hamlets, including 15,514 postal votes. The overall voter turnout for the borough was 39.06 per cent. The votes for Tower Hamlets are combined with those from other London boroughs to form the overall London region results. These were announced from London’s City Hall and the successful regional election candidates have now become London’s eight new MEPs.

Will Tuckley, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Tower Hamlets Council, said: “This election has been a major undertaking for the council and our staff, not least because it was not originally expected to take place. As a result, the significant challenge has been to deliver a fair, transparent and professional election with considerably less time to plan than we would normally have.

“I’m pleased to say that our elections team and other council officers, working with trained polling and other volunteer staff, have risen to that challenge. I would like to thank all those who have contributed their time and efforts and worked tirelessly to ensure that the council has carried out this important democratic role on behalf of our residents.” 

The full local Tower Hamlets results and further information about the election is published on the council’s dedicated election webpage.

Posted on Sunday 26th May 2019