It's official - on Thursday 23 May we go to the polls to elect our members of the European Parliament. However unlike elections to the Westminster Parliament these are run on a Proportional Representation (PR) system, which gives a chance for smaller parties to get candidates elected.
The 'first past the post' system used at Westminster is very easy to understand, but means that nearly all the successful candidates come from one of the two main parties. One of the drawbacks of the PR system is that it can be very difficult to understand. You can find an explanation of it here. It's by Richard Corbett MEP, who is the Labour Leader in the European Parliament.
For the London Region the Labour Party candidates are: