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Posted by: John Brace | 26th May 2014

Election results for North West Region (European Parliamentary Election 2014)

Election results for North West Region (European Parliamentary Election 2014)

                      

First the boring details. In the North West Region (of England) for the European Parliament elections in 2014 on the 20th May 2014 there were 5,267,777 people eligible to vote. Out of these 5,267,777 people there were 1,773,296 verified ballot papers which represented a turnout of 33.66%.

This region elects eight Members of the European Parliament. People vote for a particular party. Each party has a list of candidates. Depending on how many votes each party gets that party is assigned between zero and eight members of the European Parliament under the D’Hondt system. For example if Mr Paul Smith is number 1 on the “Made Up Party” list and they the “Made Up Party” have enough votes to be allocated 1 MEP under the D’Hondt system, then Mr Paul Smith becomes a Member of the European Parliament.

In 2009 (the last time there was a European election in the North West Region) there were 3 Conservative MEPs elected, two Labour MEPs, one UKIP MEP, one BNP MEP and one Liberal Democrat MEP. Seven other political parties stood in that election but failed to get enough votes to have an MEP elected such as the Green Party who had 127,133 votes in 2009 (7.7%).

The results for 2014 were:

Political PartyVotes
Labour594,063
UKIP481,932
Conservatives351,985
(only the parties above had enough votes to elect one or more MEPs)
Green123,075
Liberal Democrats105,487
British National Party32,826
An Independence from Europe26,731
English Democrats19,522
Pirate Party8,597
NO2EU5,402
Socialist Equality Party5,067

These are the candidates who were elected for the North West Region.
Labour (3 MEPs) who are Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward.
UKIP (3 MEPs) who are Paul Nuttall, Louise Bours and Steven Woolfe.
Conservative (2 MEPs) who are Jacqueline Foster and Sajjad Karim.

I will post the breakdown for how people voted in the Wirral area when it is available.

ED – How people voted on Wirral in the European election has since been published and is copied below.

PartyVotes
Labour Party29,070
UK Independence Party21,781
Conservative Party17,856
Green Party6,835
Liberal Democrats3,377
An Independence from Europe1,347
British National Party1,067
English Democrats798
Pirate Party UK390
NO2EU263
Socialist Equality Party248
  
Total valid votes cast in Wirral83,032
Spoiled ballot papers434
Electorate for Wirral238,657
Turnout for Wirral34.97%

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