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"Does this mean that the candidate who comes 4th. in the Dublin constituency doesn't win a seat while the UK s still a member but can take a seat automatically the moment the UK leaves? "

Yes, I suspect so. That was exactly how the "shadow MEPs" of 2009 were elected. Until the ratification process for the Lisbon treaty was done, they stayed in limbo, elected but not seated.

by fjallstrom on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 10:50:12 PM EST
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