Wales (European Parliament constituency)

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Wales
European Parliament constituency
Wales (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
Wales (European Parliament constituency)
Location among the 2014 constituencies
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Shown in the United Kingdom
Created 1999
MEP(s) 5 (1999–2004)
4 (2004 – present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 4 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the boundaries of Wales, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom.[2][3]

History[edit]

It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Mid and West Wales, North Wales, South Wales Central, South Wales East, and South Wales West.

MEPs for former Welsh constituencies, 1979–1999[4]
Election 1979 – 1984 1984 – 1989 1989 – 1994 1994 – 1999
North Wales Beata Brookes
Conservative
Joe Wilson
Labour
Mid and West Wales Ann Clwyd
Labour
David Morris
Labour
Eluned Morgan
Labour
South East Wales (1979–1984)
South Wales East (1984–1999)
Allan Rogers
Labour
Llew Smith
Labour
Glenys Kinnock
Labour
South Wales Win Griffiths
Labour
Wayne David
Labour
Constituency abolished
South Wales Central Constituency not established Wayne David
Labour
South Wales West Constituency not established David Morris
Labour

Returned members[edit]

MEPs for Wales, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament) 2014 (8th parliament)
MEP
Party
Jonathan Evans
Conservative
Kay Swinburne
Conservative
MEP
Party
Eluned Morgan
Labour
John Bufton
UKIP
Nathan Gill
UKIP
MEP
Party
Glenys Kinnock
Labour
Derek Vaughan
Labour
MEP
Party
Jill Evans
Plaid Cymru
MEP
Party
Eurig Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Seat abolished
Key to the Political Groups in the European Parliament (UK)[3] (v.d.e)
UK Independence Party 24   Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy 48
Labour Party 20   Socialists and Democrats 191
Conservative Party 19   European Conservatives and Reformists 70
Green Party of England and Wales 3 The Greens–European Free Alliance 50
Scottish National Party 2
Plaid Cymru 1
Liberal Democrats 1   Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 67
Sinn Féin 1   European United Left–Nordic Green Left 52
Ulster Unionist Party 1   European Conservatives and Reformists 70
Democratic Unionist Party 1   Non-Inscrits 52

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: Wales
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Vaughan
Jayne Bryant, Alex Thomas, Christina Rees[5][6]
206,332 28.15 +7.9
UKIP Nathan Gill
James Cole, Caroline Jones, David Rowlands[7][6]
201,983 27.55 +14.8
Conservative Kay Swinburne
Aled Davies, Dan Boucher, Richard Hopkin[8][6]
127,742 17.43 −3.8
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Marc Jones, Stephen Cornelius, Ioan Bellin[9][10][6]
111,864 15.26 −3.3
Green Pippa Bartolotti, John Matthews, Chris Were, Rosemary Cutler[11][12][6] 33,275 4.54 −1.0
Liberal Democrat Alec Dauncey, Robert Speht, Jackie Radford, Bruce Roberts[6] 28,930 3.95 −6.7
BNP Mike Whitby, Laurence Reid, Jean Griffin, Gary Tumulty[6] 7,655 1.04 −4.4
Britain First Paul Golding, Anthony Golding, Christine Smith, Anne Elstone[6] 6,633 0.9 0.00
Socialist Labour Andrew Jordan, Katherine Jones, David Lloyd Jones, Liz Screen[6] 4,459 0.61 −1.2
NO2EU Robert Griffiths, Claire Job, Steve Skelly, Laura Picand[6] 2,803 0.38 −0.9
Socialist (GB) Brian Johnson, Richard Cheney, Ed Blewitt, Howard Moss[13][6] 1,384 0.19 0.00
Turnout 733,060
European Election 2009: Wales[14][15]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Swinburne
Evan Price, Emma Greenow, David Chipp
145,193 21.2 +1.8
Labour Derek Vaughan
Lisa Stevens, Rachel Maycock, Leighton Veale
138,852 20.3 −12.2
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Eurig Wyn, Ioan Bellin, Natasha Asghar
126,702 18.5 +1.1
UKIP John Bufton
David Bevan, Kevin Mahoney, David Rowlands
87,585 12.8 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Alan Butt Phillip, Kevin O'Connor, Nick Tregoning, Jackie Radford 73,082 10.7 +0.2
Green Jake Griffiths, Kay Roney, Ann Were, John Matthews 38,160 5.6 +2.0
BNP Ennys Hughes, Laurence Read, Clive Bennett, Kevin Edwards 37,114 5.4 +2.5
Christian Jeffrey Green, David Griffiths, Alun Owen, John Harrold 13,037 1.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Robert English, Richard Booth, Liz Screen, Judith Sambrook 12,402 1.8 N/A
NO2EU Robert Griffiths, Rob Williams, Laura Picand, Trevor Jones 8,600 1.3 N/A
Jury Team Paul Sabanskis, James Eustace, Neil Morgan, Steven Partridge 3,793 0.6 N/A
Turnout 684,520 30.4 −11.0
European Election 2004: Wales[16]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Glenys Kinnock, Eluned Morgan
Gareth Williams, Gwennan Jeremiah
297,810
(148,905)
32.5 +0.6
Conservative Jonathan Evans
Owen Williams, Felicity Elphick, Albert Fox
177,771 19.4 −3.3
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Jon Blackwood, Eilian Williams, Gwenllian Lansdown
159,888 17.4 −12.2
UKIP David Rowlands, Clive Easton, Elizabeth Phillips, Timothy Jenkins 96,677 10.5 +7.4
Liberal Democrat David John Williams, Alison Goldsworthy, Nicholas Tregoning, Nilmini Priyanga de Silva 96,116 10.5 +2.3
Green Martyn Shrewsbury, Molly Scott Cato, David Bradney, Dorienne Robinson 32,761 3.6 +1.0
BNP John Walker, Pauline Gregory, James Roberts, Mark Stringfellow[17] 27,135 3.0 N/A
Forward Wales Ron Davies, Wendy Paintsil, Janet Williams, Graham Jones 17,280 1.9 N/A
Christian Democratic Party Catherine Smith, Christine West, Joseph Biddulph, Robert Evans 6,821 0.7 N/A
Respect Helen Griffin, Huw Williams, Raja Gul Raiz, Taran O'Sullivan 5,427 0.6 N/A
Turnout 917,686 41.4 +12.4
European Election 1999: Wales[18]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Glenys Kinnock, Eluned Morgan
Joe Wilson, Gareth Williams, Jane Hutt
199,690
(99,845)
31.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans, Eurig Wyn
Marc Phillips, Susanna Perkins, Owain Llywelyn
185,235
(92,617.5)
29.6 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Evans
Chris Butler, Owen John Williams, Robert Buckland, Edmund Hayward
142,631 22.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Roger Roberts, Peter Price, Alistair Cameron, Juliana Hughes, John Dixon 51,283 8.2 N/A
UKIP Dai Rees, Niall Warry, Idris Richard Francis, Alan Barham, David Lloyd 19,702 3.1 N/A
Green Molly Scott Cato, Klaus Armstrong-Braun, Sue Walker, Rachel Kalela, John Matthews 16,146 2.6 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative William Powell, Jennifer Harris, Antonio Fernandes-Vidal, Alan Morris, Christopher Hodgkinson 5,834 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Elizabeth Screen, Darren Hickery, Stephen Bell, Miriam Bowen, George Tafarides 4,283 0.7 N/A
Natural Law David Hughes, Brian Francis, Helen Evans, Andrea Jarman, John Ashforth 1,621 0.3 N/A
Turnout 626,425 29.0 N/A

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions; Is Wales a country or a principality?". wales.com. Welsh Government. 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. Wales is not a Principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right. 
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  9. ^ MEP Jill Evans tops list of Plaid Cymru's EU candidates BBC News
  10. ^ http://www.partyofwales.org/european-elections-2014/?force=1
  11. ^ "The Wales Green Party has announced today that their Leader, Pippa Bartolotti, is their candidate for the upcoming European Elections to be held next May". Wales.greenparty.org.uk. 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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