North West England (European Parliament constituency)

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North West England
European Parliament constituency
North West England (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
North West England (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
North West England (European Parliament constituency).svg
Shown within the United Kingdom
Created 1999
MEP(s) 10 (1999 - 2004)
9 (2004 - 2009)
8 (2009 - 2014)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

North West England is a constituency of the European Parliament. From the 2009 elections it elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the North West England region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

History[edit]

Following the passing of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, the North West of England formed one constituency from which candidates are elected using the d'Hondt formula. In the election preceding this Act, MEPs were elected from first-past-the-post constituencies. These were Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Wirral, Cumbria and Lancashire North, Greater Manchester Central, Greater Manchester East, Greater Manchester West, Lancashire Central, Lancashire South, Merseyside East and Wigan, Merseyside West, and parts of Staffordshire West and Congleton.

Returned members[edit]

MEPs for North West England, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament)
MEP
Party
Lord Inglewood
Conservative
John Whittaker
UKIP
Paul Nuttall
UKIP
MEP
Party
Den Dover
Conservative (1999–2008)
Independent (2008–2009)
[1]
Nick Griffin
BNP
MEP
Party
Sir Robert Atkins
Conservative
MEP
Party
David Sumberg
Conservative
Jacqueline Foster
Conservative
MEP
Party
Jacqueline Foster
Conservative
Saj Karim
Liberal Democrat (2004–2007)
Conservative (2007 onwards)
[2]
MEP
Party
Chris Davies
Liberal Democrat
MEP
Party
Terry Wynn[3]
Labour
Brian Simpson[4]
Labour
MEP
Party
Arlene McCarthy
Labour
MEP
Party
Gary Titley
Labour
Seat abolished
MEP
Party
Brian Simpson[5]
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 listed in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2014: North West England
List Candidates Votes % ±%
BNP Nick Griffin[6] N/A N/A N/A
Conservative Jacqueline Foster, Sajjad Karim, Kevin Beaty, Deborah Dunleavy, Joe Barker, Daniel Hamilton, Chris Whiteside, James Walsh[7] N/A N/A N/A
English Democrats Stephen Morris, Paul Rimmer, Derek Bullock, Paul Whitelegg, Steve McEllenborough, Laurence Depares, Valarie Morris, Anthony Backhouse[8] N/A N/A N/A
Green Peter Cranie, Gina Dowding, Laura Bannister, Jill Perry, John Knight, Ulrike Zeshan, Lewis Coyne, Jake Welsh[9] N/A N/A N/A
Labour Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan, Julie Ward, Wajid Khan, Angeliki Stogia, Steve Carter, Pascal Lamb[10] N/A N/A N/A
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies, Helen Foster-Grime, Jo Crotty, Qassim Afzal, Jane Brophy, Sue McGuire, Gordon Lishman, Neil Christian [11] N/A N/A N/A
Pirate Maria Aretoulaki, George Walkden, Jack Allnutt[12] N/A N/A N/A
Socialist Equality Chris Marsden, Julie Hyland, Robert Skelton, Lucy Warren, Mark Dowson, Ajitha Gunaratne, Joe Heffer, Danny Dickinson[13] N/A N/A N/A
UKIP Paul Nuttall, Louise Bours, Steven Woolfe, Shneur Odze, Michael McManus, Lee Slaughter, Simon Noble, Peter Harper[14] N/A N/A N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
European Election 2009: North West England[15][16]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert Atkins, Saj Karim, Jacqueline Foster
Alex Williams, Greg Morgan, Tony Samuels, Peter Wilding, Andrew Large[17]
423,174
(141,058)
25.6 +1.5
Labour Arlene McCarthy, Brian Simpson
Theresa Griffin, Stephen Carter, Jane Clarke, Riaz Ahmed, Claire Reynolds, Brian Boag
336,831
(168,415.5)
20.4 -6.9
UKIP Paul Nuttall
Michael McManus, Graham Cannon, Nigel Brown, Hilary Jones, Philip Griffiths, Fred McGlade, Terry Durrance
261,740 15.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies
Helen Foster-Grime, Sue McGuire, Qassim Afzal, Neil Corlett, Mark Clayton, Stephen Cooke, Peter Hirst
235,639 14.3 -1.6
BNP Nick Griffin
Martin Wingfield, Steve Greenhalgh, Edward O'Sullivan, Jean Purdy, Michael Elliot, Derek Adams, Gary Aronsson
132,194 8.0 +1.6
Green Peter Cranie, Maria Whitelegg, Ruth Bergan, Samir Chatterjee, Jill Perry, Justine Hall, Margaret Westbrook, Geoff Smith 127,133 7.7 +2.1
English Democrats Ed Abrams, Stephen Morris, Robert Logan, Derek Grue, Anthony Justice, Maurice Brookes, Valerie Morris, Ken Walters 40,027 2.4 +0.8
Socialist Labour Billy Kelly, Stephen Whatham, Kai Andersen, Ronald Waugh, Dot Kelly, Lynton Bennett, Dot Entwistle, Michael Perry 26,224 1.6 N/A
Christian Hans-Christian Raabe, Jill McLachlan, John Manwell, Maria Overend, Clive Morrison, Bob Ralph, Carol Jules, David Lee Martin 25,999 1.6 N/A
NO2EU Roger Bannister, Les Skarrot, Craig Johnston, Alec McFadden, Steve Radford, Lynn Worthington, John Metcalfe, Harry Smith 23,580 1.4 N/A
Jury Team Krishnamurty Tayya, Graham Ross, Carl Birchall, William Brotherston, Mary Strickland, Michael Hale 8,783 0.5 N/A
Libertas Benjamin Caraduc Tallis, Anthony Butcher, Paul Dabrowa, William Westall, Liam Hemmings, John Humberstone, Michael O'Reilly 6,980 0.4 N/A
Independent Francis Apaloo 3,621 0.2 N/A
Turnout 1,651,825 31.7 -9.2
European Election 2004: North West England[18]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Titley, Arlene McCarthy, Terry Wynn
Brian Simpson, Theresa Griffin, Rosie Cooper, Albert Catterall, Rupa Huq, Ebrahim Adia
576,388
(192,129.33)
27.4 −7.1
Conservative Den Dover, David Sumberg, Sir Robert Atkins
Jacqueline Foster, David Newns, Alfred Doran, Eveleigh Dutton, Leslie Byrom, James Mawdsley
509,446
(169,815.33)
24.2 −11.2
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies, Saj Karim
Helen Flo Clucas, Qassim Afzal, Stan Collins, Allison Seabourne, Paula Keaveney, Neil Corlett, Alison Firth
335,063
(167,531.5)
15.9 +4.2
UKIP John Whittaker
Gregg Beaman, John Browne, Gerald Kelley, Alan Weddell, Stephen Roxborough, Richard Buttrey, Graham Cannon, Roy Hopwood
257,158 11.7 +5.2
BNP Nick Griffin, Martin Wingfield, Anthony Jones, Patricia Thomson, David Joines, Ralph Ellis, Richard Chadfield, Anita Corbett, Barry Birks[19] 134,959 6.4 +5.1
Green John Whitelegg, Gina Dowding, Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, Kay Roney, Peter Cranie, Vernon Marshall, Vanessa Hall, Kenneth McIver, James Craig 117,393 5.6 +0.0
Liberal Steve Radford, David Green, Hazel Williams, Philip Burke, Christopher Lenton, Christopher Barnes, Michael Butler, Robin Radnell, Daniel Wood 96,325 4.6 +2.4
English Democrats Christine Constable, Mark Wheatley, Julia Howman, Stephen Pipe, Lauren Spratt, Phillip Evans, Robert Abrams 34,110 1.6 N/A
Respect Michael Lavalette, Ahmed Hadi, Sabiha Vorajee, Alexander McFadden, Stephen Metcalfe, Madeline Heneghan, Richard Searle, Edna Greenwood, Susan Mary Bond 24,636 1.2 N/A
Countryside Party Rodney Black, Richard Malbon, Richard Ormrod, Kevin Tomkinson 11,283 0.5 N/A
ProLife Alliance Fiona Pinto, Julia Millington, Kathleen Delarmi, Rosanne Allen, Fiona Daly 10,084 0.5 N/A
Independent Ronald Alan Neal 8,318 0.4 N/A
Turnout 2,115,163 40.9 +21.2
European Election 1999: North West England[20]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Inglewood, Sir Robert Atkins, David Sumberg, Den Dover, Jacqueline Foster
David Newns, Andrew Reid, Leslie Byrom, Christopher Lynch, Paul Brierley
360,027
(72,005.4)
35.4 N/A
Labour Arlene McCarthy, Gary Titley, Terry Wynn, Brian Simpson
Tony Cunningham, Mark Hendrick, Ruth Turner, Claire Nangle, Michael Ward, Teresa Griffin
350,511
(87,627.75)
34.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies
Flo Clucas, Tim Farron, Patsy Calton, Roger Putnam, Yasmin Zalzala, Kiron Reid, Kate Fletcher, Mark Clayton, Jackie Pearcey
119,376 11.7 N/A
UKIP John Whittaker, Gerald Kelley, Roger Bullock, Gordon Black, Mona McNee, Mark Adams, Valerie Cowell, Graham Cannon, Alan Weddell, John Tomlin 66,779 6.6 N/A
Green John Whitelegg, Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, Chris Busby, Robin Field, Lance Crookes, Gina Dowding, Julian Parry, Geoffrey Nicholls, Jenny Jones, Joy Hogg 56,828 5.6 N/A
Liberal Michael Meadowcroft, Steve Radford, David Green, Philip Burke, Gary Copeland, Colin Paisley, Hazel Williams, Susan Ashton, Alison Micklem, Paul Woodruff 22,640 2.2 N/A
BNP Christian Jackson, Roger Wood, David Blezard, Michael Cope, Mark Dodd, Lee Barnes, Anthony Hodson, William Hitches, Brian Winn, Geoffrey Barnes 13,587 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour William Kelly, Gias Choudhury, Alec McFadden, Lynne Lowe, Ali Mehmood, James Hackett, Steven Wynn, Jim Dooher, Michael Perry, Terence Cullen 11,338 1.1 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Andrew Pearce, Janet Terras, Paul Bennetts, Andrew Zsigmund, Edward Pearce, Jane Baines, Tim Coppinger, Graham Perkins, Linda Callaghan, Barry Hardcastle 9,816 1.0 N/A
Anti-Corruption Pro-Family Christian Alliance David Braid 2,251 0.2 N/A
Natural Law John Collins, Dinah Grice, Peter Leadbetter, Deborah Wright, William Hite, Bryan Irving, Bibette Leadbetter, Simon Cohen, Geoffrey Gay, Anne Marie Scott 2,114 0.2 N/A
English Independent Humanist Party Douglas Firkin-Flood 1,049 0.1 N/A
Weekly Worker John Pearson, Roger Harper, Philip Watson, Stephen Riley, Edward Rowlands, Thomas May, Daniel Hammill, Daniel Bowles 878 0.1 N/A
Turnout 1,017,194 19.7 N/A

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