Elections to the European Parliament
South-East England 4 June 2009
10 seats, 6.1m voters, turnout 37.4% (2004 36.5% )
|Party ||MEPs||Share of vote||Change since 1999|
The South-East is the largest of the UK’s Euro constituencies, and has 10 seats allocated, more than for three of the central European countries. The electoral region covers 83 parliamentary constituencies in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent.
A complex proportional representation electoral system has been used in the EP elections.
The South-East did not slavishly follow overall UK trends. There was a slight rise in the turnout. The key feature was the growth of support for the Green Party, mainly at the expense of Labour, though all other leading parties lost some support. 8 of the 10 elected were already sitting MEPs, with UKIP’s Marta Andreassen and Liberal Democrat Catherine Bearder the two new members of the European Parliament. In May 2010, Caroline Lucas was elected as a Westminster MP, and was succeeded from the Green party list by Keith Taylor.
|Catherine Bearder||Liberal Democrat|
|Sharon Bowles||Liberal Democrat|
|Caroline Lucas||Green (until May 2010, when elected MP)|
|Keith Taylor||Green (from June 2010)|
|The links above are usually for personal websites – see the link below for the European Parliament MEP pages.|
European Parliament index of South-East MEPs
Results in Sussex
some results broken down by district counting centres
the County towns – Chichester and Lewes
Adur and Arun
Brighton and Hove
Eastbourne and Mid Sussex
Wealden and Hastings
Election background topics
See policy summaries of the 5 main parties, including links to voting record of current MEPs