UK Independence Party representation and election results

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This article lists the election results and representation of the UK Independence Party with respect to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly, London Assembly, European Parliament and local authorities.

Current representatives[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

UKIP had 24 MEPs elected at the 2014 European elections, its highest tally to date.

Constituency MEP(s)
East Midlands Roger Helmer, Margot Parker
East of England Patrick O'Flynn, Stuart Agnew, Tim Aker
London Gerard Batten
North West England Paul Nuttall, Louise Bours, Steven Woolfe
North East England Jonathan Arnott
Scotland David Coburn
South East England Nigel Farage, Janice Atkinson, Diane James, Ray Finch
South West England
Earl of Dartmouth, Julia Reid
Wales Nathan Gill
West Midlands Jill Seymour, James Carver, Bill Etheridge
Yorkshire and the Humber Jane Collins, Amjad Bashir, Mike Hookem

House of Lords[edit]

The Devolved Chambers[edit]

UKIP has no representation in the Scottish Parliament or Welsh Assembly.

Local authorities[edit]

Local authorities in which UKIP has representation are listed below. A full list of English local authorities is available. In total, UKIP has 214 seats out of a total of 19,385 local council seats in England (excluding the City of London and the Isles of Scilly).[1]

County Councils in England

Council Councillor(s)
Buckinghamshire County Council 6[2]
Cambridgeshire County Council 12[3]
Devon County Council 4[4]
Dorset County Council 1[5]
East Sussex County Council 7[6]
Essex County Council 9[7]
Gloucestershire County Council 3[8]
Hampshire County Council 10[9]
Kent County Council 17[10]
Leicestershire County Council 2[11]
Lincolnshire County Council 16[12]
Norfolk County Council 14[13]
Northamptonshire County Council 3[14]
North Yorkshire County Council 2[15]
Somerset County Council 3[16]
Staffordshire County Council 2[17]
Suffolk County Council 9[18]
Surrey County Council 3[19]
West Sussex County Council 10[20]
Worcestershire County Council 2[21]

Unitary Authorities in England

Council Councillor(s)
Cornwall Council 6[22]
Isle of Wight Council 2[23]
Kettering Borough Council 1
Milton Keynes Borough Council 1
North East Lincolnshire Council 8
Rutland County Council 3[24]
South Gloucestershire Council 1
Thurrock Borough Council 5
South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council 1
Torbay Borough Council 1
Wiltshire Council 1[25]
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council 2

District Councils in England

Council Councillor(s)
Aylesbury Vale District Council 2
Allerdale Borough Council 4[26][27]
Huntingdonshire District Council 3
North Norfolk District Council 1
Rushmoor District Council 3
Sevenoaks District Council 1
South Oxfordshire District Council 1
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 2
Wycombe District Council 1

Scotland
UKIP has no representation in Scottish local government.

Wales
UKIP has three councillors out of a total of 1,264 elected in Wales. Local authorities in which UKIP has representation are listed below. A full list of Welsh local authorities is available.

Council Councillor(s)
Ceredigion County Council 1[28]
Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council 1
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 1

Northern Ireland
UKIP has one councillor out of a total of 582 elected in Northern Ireland. The local authority in which UKIP has representation is detailed below. A full list of Northern Ireland local authorities is available.

Council Councillor(s)
Newry and Mourne District Council 1

House of Commons elections[edit]

UKIP has never won a seat in the House of Commons. The party had representation for a period in 2008 when Dr Bob Spink, MP for Castle Point, resigned from the Conservative Party and joined UKIP on 21 April 2008. However, by November 2008, Spink had left UKIP. Douglas Carswell, the MP for Clacton, resigned from the Conservative Party to join UKIP on 28 August 2014 and resigned his seat the following day. A by-election is due to be held on 9 October 2014.

General elections[edit]

Year Candidates Number
of votes
Seats Deposits
saved
 % Total
vote
 % Vote in
contested seats
Winner
1992 17 4,383 0 0 0.01 0.53 Conservative
1997 194 106,028 0 1 0.34 1.06 Labour
2001[29] 428 390,575 0 6 1.48 2.16 Labour
2005[30] 496 603,298 0 38 2.20 2.80 Labour
2010[31] 572 919,546 0 99 3.10 3.45 Conservative

By-elections[edit]

Below are UKIP's results for the Westminster by-elections in which it competed for each period.

1992–97[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Barnsley East 12 December 1996 Count Nikolai Tolstoy 378 2.1 5th Labour
South East Staffordshire 11 April 1996 A. Smith 1,272 2.9 4th Labour
Hemsworth 1 February 1996 Peter Davies 455 2.1 6th Labour
Barking 9 June 1994 Gerard Batten 406 2.1 5th Labour
Dagenham 9 June 1994 Peter Compobassi 457 2.1 5th Labour
Eastleigh 9 June 1994 Nigel Farage 952 1.7 4th Liberal Democrat
Newham North East 9 June 1994 Anthony Scholefield 509 2.6 4th Labour
Dudley West 15 December 1994 Malcolm Floyd 590 1.4 4th Labour
Islwyn 16 February 1995 Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 289 1.2 6th Labour
Perth and Kinross 25 May 1995 Vivian Linacre 504 1.2 6th SNP
Littleborough and Saddleworth 27 July 1995 John Whittaker 549 1.3 5th Liberal Democrat
Wirral South 27 February 1997 Richard North 410 0.9 4th Labour

Source:[citation needed]

1997–2001[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Uxbridge 31 July 1997 James Feisenberger 39 0.1 10th Conservative
Winchester 20 November 1997 Robin Page 521 1.0 4th Liberal Democrat
Leeds Central 10 June 1999 Raymond Northgreaves 353 2.7 5th Labour
Hamilton South 23 September 1999 Alistair McConnachie 61 0.3 10th Labour
Wigan 23 September 1999 John Whittaker 834 5.2 4th Labour
Kensington and Chelsea 25 November 1999 Damian Hockney 450 2.3 5th Conservative
Ceredigion 3 February 2000 John Bufton 487 1.9 5th Plaid Cymru
Romsey 4 May 2000 Garry Rankin-Moore 901 2.3 4th Liberal Democrat
Tottenham 22 June 2000 Ashwinkumar Tanna 136 0.8 7th Labour
Preston 23 November 2000 Gregg Beaman 458 2.1 5th Labour
West Bromwich West 23 November 2000 Jonathan Oakton 246 1.3 5th Labour

Source:[citation needed]

2001–05[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Ipswich 22 November 2001 Jonathan Wright 276 1.0 5th Labour
Brent East 18 September 2003 Brian Hall 140 0.6 10th Liberal Democrat
Hartlepool 30 September 2004 Stephen Allison 3,193 10.2 3rd Labour

Source:[citation needed]

2005–10[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Livingston 29 September 2005 Peter Adams 108 0.4 7th Labour
Dunfermline and West Fife 9 February 2006 Ian Borland 208 0.6 8th Liberal Democrat
Bromley and Chislehurst 29 June 2006 Nigel Farage 2,347 8.1 3rd Conservative
Ealing Southall 19 July 2007 K. T. Rajan 285 0.8 6th Labour
Sedgefield 19 July 2007 Toby Horton 536 1.9 6th Labour
Crewe and Nantwich 22 May 2008 Mike Nattrass 922 2.2 4th Conservative
Henley 26 June 2008 Chris Adams 843 2.4 6th Conservative
Glenrothes 6 November 2008 Kris Seunarine 117 0.3 7th Labour
Norwich North 23 July 2009 Glenn Tingle 4,068 11.8 4th Conservative

Source:[citation needed]

2010–present[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Oldham East & Saddleworth 13 January 2011 Paul Nuttall 2,029 5.8 4th Labour
Barnsley Central 3 March 2011 Jane Collins 2,953 12.2 2nd Labour
Leicester South 5 May 2011 Abhijit Pandya 994 2.9 4th Labour
Inverclyde 30 June 2011 Mitch Sorbie 288 1.0 5th Labour
Feltham & Heston 15 December 2011 Andrew Charalambous 1,276 5.5 4th Labour
Bradford West 29 March 2012 Sonja McNally 1,085 3.3 5th Respect
Cardiff South and Penarth 15 November 2012 Simon Zeigler 1,179 6.1 5th Labour
Corby 15 November 2012 Margot Parker 5,108 14.3 3rd Labour
Manchester Central 15 November 2012 Chris Cassidy 749 4.5 4th Labour
Croydon North 29 November 2012 Winston McKenzie 1,400 5.7 3rd Labour
Middlesbrough 29 November 2012 Richard Elvin 1,990 11.8 2nd Labour
Rotherham 29 November 2012 Jane Collins 4,648 21.7 2nd Labour
Eastleigh 28 February 2013 Diane James 11,571 27.8 2nd Liberal Democrat
South Shields 2 May 2013 Richard Elvin 5,998 24.2 2nd Labour[32]
Wythenshawe and Sale East 13 February 2014 John Bickley 4,301 18.0 2nd Labour[33]
Newark 5 June 2014 Roger Helmer 10,028 25.9 2nd Conservative[34]

Source:[citation needed]

Scottish Parliament elections[edit]

General elections[edit]

Year Number
of votes
 % Vote +/- Seats +/- Winner
2007 8,197 0.40 N/A 0 N/A SNP
2011 18,138 0.91 +0.51 0 ±0 SNP

Source:[citation needed]

By-elections[edit]

2000–present[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Ayr 16 March 2000 Alistair McConnachie 113 0.4 8th Conservative
Glasgow Cathcart 29 September 2005 Bryan McCormack 54 0.4 9th Labour
Aberdeen Donside 20 June 2013 Otto Inglis 1,128 4.8 5th SNP
Dunfermline 24 October 2013 Peter Adams 908 3.8 5th Labour
Cowdenbeath 23 January 2014 Denise Baykal 610 3.0 4th Labour

UKIP did not stand in the 2006 Moray by-election, the 2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election, the 2001 Banff and Buchan by-election, or the 2000 Glasgow Anniesland by-elections.

Source:[citation needed]

Welsh Assembly elections[edit]

Assembly elections[edit]

Year Number of Votes  % Vote +/- Seats +/- Winner
2003 19,795 2.3 N/A 0 N/A Labour
2007 38,490 4.0 +1.7 0 ±0 Labour
2011 43,756 4.6 +0.6 0 ±0 Labour

Source:[citation needed]

By-elections[edit]

2001–present[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
votes
Position Winner
Swansea East 27 September 2001 Tim Jenkins 243 1.9 5th Labour
Ynys Môn 1 August 2013 Nathan Gill 3,099 14.3 3rd Plaid Cymru

Source:[citation needed]

Northern Ireland Assembly elections[edit]

Year Number
of votes
 % of
vote
+/- Seats +/- Winner
2011 4,152 0.6 +0.4 0 ±0 DUP
2007 1,229 0.2 N/A 0 N/A DUP

Source:[citation needed]

London Assembly elections[edit]

UKIP won two seats to the London Assembly, via top-up list, in the 2004 election, although both subsequently defected to Veritas.

Year Number of
FPTP votes
 % FPTP
vote
Number of
top-up votes
 % Top-Up
vote
Seats +/- Winner
2000 2,115 0.1 34,054 2.0 0 ±0 Conservative/Labour
2004 180,516 10.0 156,780 8.2 2 +2 Conservative
2008 71,984 3.0 46,617 1.9 0 -2 Conservative
2012 100,040 4.5 0 ±0 Labour

Source:[citation needed]

London Mayoral elections[edit]

Year Candidate Number
of votes
 % of
vote
Position Winner
2000 Damian Hockney 16,324 1.0 8th Independent
2004 Frank Maloney 115,666 6.2 4th Labour
2008 Gerard Batten 22,422 1.2 7th Conservative
2012 Lawrence Webb 43,274 2.0 7th Conservative

European Parliament elections[edit]

Year Number
of votes
 % of
vote
Seats Position Winner
1994 150,251 1.0 0 8th Labour
1999 696,057 7 3 4th Conservative
2004 2,650,768 16 12 3rd Conservative
2009 2,498,226 17 13 2nd Conservative
2014 4,352,251 27.5 24 1st UKIP

Source:[citation needed]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Results for East Sussex", BBC News: Vote 2013,
  7. ^ "Results for Essex", BBC News: Vote 2013,
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