Of course selection of candidates will be paramount .
Those with sitting MEP (if they are not demob happy) are at an advantage, but the question must be asked whose going to stand for a job that is going to last till October 31st or even shorter if Westminster can vote to leave earlier.
There's always a possibility that the vast bulk of UK &N MEPs elected in May will be retirees an pensioners.
Will it make any difference who the candidate is?
Well three years ago a poll saw a fictitious MEP was recognised by a greater percentage of people than three real ones.