WATCH: European elections explained in 60 seconds Tuesday, 20 May 2014 9:05 AM Tweet On May 22nd Britain's choosing which politicians to send to the European parliament for the next five years. The country's split into 12 electoral region of different sizes. Parties win seats based on how much support they get, so every vote counts. Wherever you are, the same issues are being debated. There's immigration, of course - should we continue to welcome new arrivals from the rest of Europe? Is the EU hurting the City? And above all, is Brussels leaving Westminster in the shade? Last time round in 2009 the Conservatives won 26 seats. Ukip and Labour both got 13 seats, but Ukip were declared official runners-up because they got more votes overall. This year Ukip are set to do even better. Nigel Farage's euroscepticism has been countered by pro-European arguments from the Liberal Democrats. But David Cameron's Tories say they're the only ones who can deliver an in-out referendum. And Labour have a track record of cooperating with their European partners. Who will win? The results of this contest, together with local elections across England, will help shape the political debate ahead of next year's looming 2015 general election.