How many MEPs are there in the European Parliament?

Currently, with the UK still a member state, there are 751 MEPs in the European Parliament; that is, 750 plus the president. The seats are distributed among member states according to a so-called ‘degressive proportionality’ system. This means in practice that smaller member states are over-represented as a share of their populations relative to larger member states. The minimum number of seats allocated to a member state is six. If the UK leaves the EU, 27 of its 73 seats will be redistributed among member states, reducing the overall size of the Parliament to 705 MEPs.

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