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, Welsh Parliament (Senedd), 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.

House of Commons elections[edit]

UKIP has no Members of Parliament 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, and in any case subsequently lost his seat to the Conservatives in the 2010 general election.

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, the seat being re-taken by the Conservatives. Carswell thus became the only person so far to win a seat for UKIP in a General Election: but left UKIP to sit as an independent MP on 25 March 2017. On 6 April 2017, Mark Reckless - by now sitting in the Welsh Assembly, having been elected there in 2016 - also left UKIP to sit with the Conservative group in the Assembly, although he had not yet officially rejoined his old party.

General elections[edit]

Year Candidates Number
of votes
Seats Deposits
saved
% Total
vote
% Vote in
contested seats
Winner
1992[a] 17 4,383 0 0 0.01 0.53 Conservative
1997 194 106,028 0 1 0.34 1.06 Labour
2001[1] 428 390,575 0 6 1.48 2.16 Labour
2005[2] 496 603,298 0 38 2.20 2.80 Labour
2010[3] 572 919,546 0 99 3.10 3.45 Hung Parliament
2015[4] 614 3,881,129 1 541 12.64 13.15 Conservative
2017 378 593,852 0 40 1.84 Hung Parliament
2019[5] 44 22,817 0 0 0.1 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 Democrats
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 Democrats
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 Democrats
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 Democrats
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 Democrats
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 Democrats
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]

2010–15[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 Democrats
South Shields 2 May 2013 Richard Elvin 5,998 24.2 2nd Labour[6]
Wythenshawe and Sale East 13 February 2014 John Bickley 4,301 18.0 2nd Labour[7]
Newark 5 June 2014 Roger Helmer 10,028 25.9 2nd Conservative[8]
Clacton 9 October 2014 Douglas Carswell 21,113 59.7 1st UKIP[9]
Heywood and Middleton 9 October 2014 John Bickley 11,016 38.7 2nd Labour[9]
Rochester and Strood 20 November 2014 Mark Reckless 16,867 42.1 1st UKIP[10]

Source:[citation needed]

2015–17[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
% of
votes
Position Winner
Oldham West and Royton 3 December 2015 John Bickley 6,487 23.4 2nd Labour
Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 5 May 2016 Steven Winstone 4,497 19.9 2nd Labour
Ogmore 5 May 2016 Glenda Davies 3,808 16.2 2nd Labour
Tooting 16 June 2016 Elizabeth Jones 507 1.6 5th Labour
Witney 20 October 2016 Kenrick "Dickie" Bird 1,354 3.5 5th Conservative[11]
Sleaford and North Hykeham 8 December 2016 Victoria Ayling 4,426 13.5 2nd Conservative
Copeland 23 February 2017 Fiona Mills 2,025 6.5 4th Conservative
Stoke-on-Trent Central 23 February 2017 Paul Nuttall 5,233 24.7 2nd Labour

2017–19[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
% of
votes
Position Winner
Lewisham East 14 June 2018 David Kurten 380 1.7 6th Labour
Newport West 4 April 2019 Neil Hamilton 2,023 8.6 3rd Labour
Peterborough 6 June 2019 John Whitby 400 1.2 6th Labour
Brecon and Radnorshire 1 August 2019 Liz Phillips 242 0.8 6th Liberal Democrats

2019–[edit]

Constituency Date Candidate Number
of votes
% of
votes
Position Winner
Airdrie and Shotts 13 May 2021 Donald Mackay TBD

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
2016 46,426 2.00 +1.09 0 ±0 SNP
2021 3,848 0.14 -1.86 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
Shetland 29 August 2019 Stuart Martin 60 0.5 9th Liberal Democrats

Source:[citation needed]

Welsh Assembly/Welsh Parliament elections[edit]

Current representatives[edit]

UKIP had seven members elected to the Welsh Assembly at the 2016 election. Following multiple defections, there was only one UKIP Assembly member by the time of the 2021 Assembly election:

Nathan Gill was elected in 2016, but left the Assembly group later that year to sit as an Independent.[12] Mark Reckless was elected in 2016, but defected to the Welsh Conservative Party in 2017. Caroline Jones resigned from the party in 2018.[13] Several former UKIP Assembly members moved to the Brexit Party in 2019. On 7 Nov 19 Gareth Bennett became an independent member, until 24 June 2020, as he later joined the AWAP, a single-issued anti-Welsh Devolution party.[14][15][16] No UKIP AM's were elected in the 2021 Assembly election, with the parties sole surviving AM Neil Hamilton failing to be re-elected.[17]

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
2016 132,138 13.0 +8.4 7 ±7 Labour
2021 8,586 1.6 -11.4 0 -7 Labour

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 did not have representation in the assembly again until the 2016 election in which it won two seats. Both their Assembly members, Peter Whittle and David Kurten, left the party in December 2018. UKIP lost both their seats at the 2021 election after finishing ninth on the London-wide list.

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 95,849 4.3 100,040 4.5 0 ±0 Labour
2016 197,448 7.6 171,069 6.5 2 +2 Labour
2021 n/a 27,114 1.0 0 -2 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
2016 Peter Whittle 94,373 3.6 5th Labour
2021 Peter Gammons 14,393 0.6 13th Labour

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
2019 554,463 3.2 0 8th Brexit Party

Source:[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 General election results" at UK Political Info
  2. ^ "2005 General election results" at UK Political Info
  3. ^ Election 2010 National Results, BBC News
  4. ^ Election 2015 Results, BBC News
  5. ^ "Known candidates for each ballot in the UK Parliament elections". Democracy Club Candidates.
  6. ^ Patrick Wintour, "South Shields byelection: Labour holds off Ukip surge" The Guardian, 3 May 2013
  7. ^ "Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election: Labour wins" BBC News, 14 February 2014
  8. ^ "Conservatives see off UKIP challenge to win Newark by-election" BBC News, 6 June 2014
  9. ^ a b "UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win", BBC News, 10 October 2014
  10. ^ Medway Council: "Rochester and Strood Constituency Parliamentary By-Election 20 November 2014" Archived 30 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 22 November 2014
  11. ^ West Oxfordshire District Council "Declaration of Result of Poll", 21 October 2016
  12. ^ "Nathan Gill leaves UKIP assembly group to sit as independent". BBC News. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  13. ^ David Deans, "UKIP AM Caroline Jones quits party over 'far-right move'", BBC News, 12 September 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Ukip AM quits to back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal - leaving the party with just one member in the Senedd". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  15. ^ "A Member of the Senedd has joined the Abolish the Assembly party". Wales Online. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Ex-UKIP Senedd leader Gareth Bennett joins anti-devolution party". BBC. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  17. ^ "2021 election results: latest from local, Scottish and Welsh votes". Retrieved 9 May 2021.