Blog: David Cameron will face challenges both at home and abroad after the votes are counted in the European Parliament elections

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Series Details 10.05.14
Publication Date 10/05/2014
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The UK’s Conservative Party does not sit with other mainstream centre-right parties in the European Parliament as a member of the European People’s Party, but instead sits in a smaller group, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). Tim Bale assesses some of the challenges the party might face after the European Parliament elections on 22-25 May. He notes that with opinion polls predicting a difficult result for the Conservatives and some of their ECR allies, the party will face a dilemma over how to strengthen its position within the parliament, while also balancing discontent in his own party in the run up to the UK general election in 2015.

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ESO: Background information: European Parliament: Election, May 2014
ESO: Background information: European Parliament election, 2014 (United Kingdom) [UK and the European elections 2014]
ESO: Background information: Britain's most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May [UK and the European elections 2014]

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