The European Parliament is the directly elected parliament of the European Union. It is composed of 736 members representing 500 million people across the 27 member states of the European Union. The United Kingdom elects 72 representatives known as Members of the European Parliament (or MEP) and elections are held every 5 years.
The Dover District's interests in Europe are represented by the 10 MEPs for the South East European Parliamentary Constituency. Should you wish to raise a matter with an MEP concerning matters relating to the European Union, you can find their contact details on the website of the European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom.