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.

For results of elections contested by the Anti-Federalist League, UKIP's predecessor, see Anti-Federalist League election results.

Current representatives[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

UKIP had 24 MEPs elected at the 2014 European elections, its highest tally to date. It currently has 22 MEPs.

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, 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, Mike Hookem
  • On 23 January 2015, Amjad Bashir (Yorkshire and the Humber) defected from UKIP to the Conservatives citing UKIP's "ridiculous lack of policies" [1]
  • On 23 March 2015, Janice Atkinson (South East England) was expelled from UKIP for bringing the party into disrepute.[2] She now sits as an independent and in June 2015, joined the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament.[3]

House of Lords[edit]

Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies[edit]

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

Local authorities[edit]

UKIP achieved its first major breakthrough in local elections in 2013, when they won 140 seats (out of around 2,300 being contested)[4] The following year they won 163 seats (out of about 4,200 up for election),[5] while in 2015 (on the same day as the general election), they won 202 seats (out of about 9,300).[6]

Also in 2015, UKIP won control of Thanet Council, the first time the party had won control of a local council (apart from town or parish councils). However, within six months they had lost overall control of the council (though still remaining the largest party) after five councillors left the party.[7]

English councils[edit]

Immediately following the elections in May 2015, UKIP had 494 seats out of a total of 19,385 local council seats in England (excluding the City of London and the Isles of Scilly).

Council Type Councillors
County Councils 132
Unitary Authorities 67
London Boroughs 12
Metropolitan Boroughs 41
District Councils 242

Source:[8]

Scottish councils[edit]

UKIP has no representation in Scottish local government.[9]

Welsh councils[edit]

UKIP has one councillor in Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan.[10]

Northern Ireland councils[edit]

UKIP won three seats in Northern Ireland at the inaugural elections for the new Northern Ireland councils in 2014;[11] one each in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon,[12] Mid and East Antrim[13] and Newry, Mourne and Down[14]

House of Commons elections[edit]

UKIP has one seat in the House of Commons. The party first had representation for a period in 2008 when Dr Bob Spink, the 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, and Mark Reckless, the MP for Rochester and Strood, resigned from the Conservative Party to join UKIP on 28 August and 27 September 2014, respectively, and resigned their seats shortly thereafter. Carswell and Reckless won subsequent by-elections held on 9 October and 20 November 2014. At the 2015 general election, Carswell was re-elected, but Reckless was not.

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[15] 428 390,575 0 6 1.48 2.16 Labour
2005[16] 496 603,298 0 38 2.20 2.80 Labour
2010[17] 572 919,546 0 99 3.10 3.45 Conservative
2015[18] 614 3,881,129 1 541 12.64 13.15 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]

2010–2015[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[19]
Wythenshawe and Sale East 13 February 2014 John Bickley 4,301 18.0 2nd Labour[20]
Newark 5 June 2014 Roger Helmer 10,028 25.9 2nd Conservative[21]
Clacton 9 October 2014 Douglas Carswell 21,113 59.7 1st UKIP[22]
Heywood and Middleton 9 October 2014 John Bickley 11,016 38.7 2nd Labour[22]
Rochester and Strood 20 November 2014 Mark Reckless 16,867 42.1 1st UKIP[23]

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]

The London Assembly is elected using both first-past-the-post constituencies and a London-wide list using the D'hondt method of proportional representation. At the 2004 election (held on the same day as elections to the European Parliament), UKIP won two of the London-wide seats, although both members subsequently defected to Veritas and contested the 2008 election as the One London party. UKIP has failed to win seats on the Assembly since.

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]

  1. ^ "UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir defects to Conservative Party", BBC News,
  2. ^ "UKIP's Janice Atkinson expelled from party". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "South East MEP Janice Atkinson joins far-right EU group". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Local elections: Nigel Farage hails results as a 'game changer'". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "England Council Results". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Local Election Results 2015". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "UKIP loses control of Thanet council over Manston issue". BBC News. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Local Council Political Composition". 
  9. ^ "Local Council Political Composition". 
  10. ^ "Local Council Political Composition". 
  11. ^ "Northern Ireland Council Results". BBC News. 
  12. ^ "Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon". BBC News. 
  13. ^ "Mid and East Antrim". BBC News. 
  14. ^ "Newry City, Mourne and Down". BBC News. 
  15. ^ "2001 General election results" at UK Political Info
  16. ^ "2005 General election results" at UK Political Info
  17. ^ Election 2010 National Results, BBC News
  18. ^ Election 2015 Results, BBC News
  19. ^ Patrick Wintour, "South Shields byelection: Labour holds off Ukip surge" The Guardian, 3 May 2013
  20. ^ "Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election: Labour wins" BBC News, 14 February 2014
  21. ^ "Conservatives see off UKIP challenge to win Newark by-election" BBC News, 6 June 2014
  22. ^ a b "UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win", BBC News, 10 October 2014
  23. ^ Medway Council: "Rochester and Strood Constituency Parlimentary By-Election 20 November 2014". Accessed 22 November 2014