North East England (European Parliament constituency)

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North East England
European Parliament constituency
North East England (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
North East England (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
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Shown within England
Created 1999
MEP(s) 4 (1999 - 2004)
3 (2004 - present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

North East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 3 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the North East England region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and parts of North Yorkshire.

History[edit]

The constituency was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Durham, Northumbria, Tyne and Wear, and parts of Cleveland and Richmond.

MEPs for former North East England constituencies, 1979 – 1999
Election 1979 – 1984 1984 – 1989 1989 – 1994 1994 – 1999
Cleveland (1979 – 1984)
Cleveland and Yorkshire North (1984 – 1994)
Cleveland and Richmond (1994 – 1999)
Peter Vanneck
Conservative
David Bowe
Labour
Durham Roland Boyes
Labour
Stephen Hughes
Labour
Northumbria Gordon Adam
Labour
Tyne South and Wear (1979 – 1984)
Tyne and Wear (1984 – 1999)
Joyce Quin
Labour
Alan Donnelly
Labour

Returned members[edit]

MEPs for North East England, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament)
MEP
Party
Martin Callanan
Conservative
MEP
Party
Alan Donnelly
Labour
until December 1999
Gordon Adam
Labour
from December 1999
Fiona Hall
Liberal Democrat
MEP
Party
Stephen Hughes
Labour
MEP
Party
Mo O'Toole
Labour
Seat abolished
Key to the Political Groups in the European Parliament (UK)[3] (v.d.e)
British party Seats/73 EP group Seats/754
Conservative 26   Conservatives & Reformists 54
Labour 13   Socialists & Democrats 189
Liberal Democrat 12   Liberals & Democrats 85
UKIP1 8 Freedom & Democracy 33
1 None -
Green 2 Greens & Free Alliance 59
Scottish National 2
Plaid Cymru 1
Sinn Féin 1   EUL-NGL 34
UUP 1   Conservatives & Reformists 54
British National 1 None -
Democratic Unionist 1 -
British Democratic 1 -
We Demand a Referendum 1 -
An Independence from Europe 1 -
Independent 1 -

1 UKIP have 9 MEPs in total, but only 8 are in the Freedom & Democracy group, with Trevor Colman as a Non-Inscrit.

Election results[edit]

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Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2014: North East England
List Candidates Votes % ±%
BNP Lady Dorothy Brooks, Peter Foreman, Martin Vaughan[1] N/A N/A N/A
Conservative Martin Callanan, Ben Houchen, Andrew Lee[2] N/A N/A N/A
English Democrats Kevin Riddiough, Sam Kelly, John Lewis[3][citation needed] N/A N/A N/A
Green Shirley Ford, Alison Whalley, Caroline Robinson[4] N/A N/A N/A
Labour Judith Kirton-Darling, Paul Brannen, Jayne Shotton[5] N/A N/A N/A
Liberal Democrat Angelika Schneider, Owen Temple, Christian Vassie[6] N/A N/A N/A
UKIP Jonathan Arnott, Richard Elvin, John Tennant[7] N/A N/A N/A
European Election 2009: North East England[8][9]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Hughes
Fay Tinnon, Nick Wallis[10]
147,338 25.0 −9.1
Conservative Martin Callanan
Barbara Musgrave, Richard Bell[11]
116,911 19.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Fiona Hall
Chris Foote-Wood, Neil Bradbury[12]
103,644 17.6 −0.2
UKIP Gordon Parkin, Sandra Allison, John Tennant[13] 90,700 15.4 +3.2
BNP Adam Walker, Peter Mailer, Ken Booth[14] 52,700 8.9 +2.5
Green Shirley Ford, Iris Ryder, Nic Best[15] 34,081 5.8 +1.0
English Democrats Frank Roseman, Allan White, Garham Robinson 13,007 2.2 N/A
Socialist Labour Michael York, John Taylor, James Dodsworth 10,238 1.7 N/A
NO2EU Martin Levy, Hannah Walter, Peter Pinkney 8,066 1.4 N/A
Christian Don Botham, Daniel Parker, Coral Thompson 7,263 1.2 N/A
Libertas Ken Rollings, Alasdair Macleod, William Tremlett 3,010 0.5 N/A
Jury Team Ahmed Khan, Jackie Riley[16] 2,904 0.5 N/A
Turnout 589,862 30.4 −10.4
European Election 2004: North East England[17]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Hughes
Mo O'Toole, Joanne Thompson
266,057 34.1 −8.1
Conservative Martin Callanan
Jeremy Middleton, Amanda Vigar
144,969 18.6 −8.8
Liberal Democrat Fiona Hall
Chris Wood, Gregory Stone
138,791 17.8 +4.3
UKIP Piers Merchant, Charlotte Bull, Val Cowell 94,887 12.2 +3.3
BNP Alan Patterson, Andrew Harris, Jenny Agnew[18] 50,249 6.4 +5.5
Independent Neil Herron 39,658 5.1 N/A
Green Pam Woolner, Nic Best, Judith Brennan 37,247 4.8 +0.1
Respect Yvonne Ridley, Yunus Bakhsh, David Stewart 8,633 1.1 N/A
Turnout 780,491 40.8 +21.3
European Election 1999: North East England[19]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Donnelly, Stephen Hughes, Mo O'Toole
Gordon Adam
162,573
(54,191)
42.2 N/A
Conservative Martin Callanan
Aidan Ruff, Brendan Murphy, Neil Macgregor
105,573 27.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Chris Foote Wood, Fiona Hall, Peter Maughan, Jane Harvey 52,070 13.5 N/A
UKIP Rodney Atkinson, William Brown, Martin Rouse, Graeme Oswald 34,063 8.8 N/A
Green Nicolas Best, Ruth Whiteside, Bridget Speight, Michael Greveson 18,184 4.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson, Gordon Potts, James Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Hall 4,511 1.2 N/A
BNP Alan Gould, John Bowles, Iain Wilson, Colin Smith[20] 3,505 0.9 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Dominic Tilley, Marie Adams, Desmond Harney, John Meredith 2,926 0.8 N/A
Socialist (GB) John Bisset, Steven Colborn, Stephen Davison, Andrew Pitts 1,510 0.4 N/A
Natural Law Paul Kember, Richard Buswell, Richard Keyton, Christopher Adamson 826 0.2 N/A
Turnout 385,741 19.5 N/A

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