Peter Caruana, Gibraltar's Chief Minister (Photo:


British territory in the south of Spain since 1713.

This EU territory had no representation within the European Parliament. They then won a case with the European Court of Human Rights. It was challenged in the EU Court by Spaniards with no success.

Since 2004 Gibraltar has then been a part of the British South West constituency for European Parliamentary elections.

The British Labour Government tried to negotiate giving sovereignty over Gibraltar to the Spanish, who claim Gibraltar as part of Spanish territory.

The citizens of Gibraltar see themselves as British nationals. They refused overwhelmingly in a referendum to accept a change to their constitutional status.They punished Labour in the first European elections and gave the Conservatives over 70% of the vote.


Spain has similar possessions in North Africa and has no plans to give Ceuta or Melilla to Morocco.