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What exactly does an MEP do and why does your vote count?

On Friday 7th June, the country will go to the polls to decide who should represent us at a local and European level. Voters will elect 14 MEPs to the European Parliament and 949 councillors to 31 local authorities.


While it’s easier to feel the tangible changes that are made by city and county councillors, it’s perhaps harder to get a handle on what exactly our MEPs do for us. 


So what is the role of the MEP and can they make any difference at a European level?

And how did our outgoing MEPs fare over the last five years?

Jack Power reports from Brussels.

Presented by Aideen Finnegan, produced by Suzanne Brennan. 

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