North West England (European Parliament constituency)

North West England (European Parliament constituency)
North West England
European Parliament constituency
North West England (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
North West England (European Parliament constituency).svg
Shown within the United Kingdom
Created 1999
MEP(s) 10 (1999 - 2004)
9 (2004 - 2009)
8 (2009 - 2014)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

North West England is a constituency of the European Parliament. For the 2009 elections it elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.



The constituency corresponds to the North West England region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.


Following the passing of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, the North West of England formed one constituency from which candidates are elected using the d'Hondt formula. In the election preceding this Act, MEPs were elected from first-past-the-post constituencies. These were Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Wirral, Cumbria and Lancashire North, Greater Manchester Central, Greater Manchester East, Greater Manchester West, Lancashire Central, Lancashire South, Merseyside East and Wigan, Merseyside West, and parts of Staffordshire West and Congleton.

Returned members

MEPs for North West England, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament)
Richard Inglewood
John Whittaker
Paul Nuttall
Den Dover
Conservative (1999–2008)
Independent (2008–2009)
Nick Griffin
British National
Robert Atkins
David Sumberg
Jacqueline Foster
Jacqueline Foster
Saj Karim
Liberal Democrat (2004–2007)
Conservative (2007 onwards)
Chris Davies
Liberal Democrat
Terry Wynn[3]
Brian Simpson[4]
Arlene McCarthy
Gary Titley
Seat abolished
Brian Simpson[5]
Seat abolished
Key to European parties (UK)[3] (v.d.e)
British party Seats/72 EP group Seats/736
Conservative 24   Conservatives & Reformists 55
Labour 13   Socialists & Democrats 183
Liberal Democrat 12   Liberals & Democrats 84
UKIP 10 Freedom & Democracy 28
British National 2 None
Green 2   Greens & Free Alliance 55
Scottish National 2   Greens & Free Alliance 55
Democratic Unionist 1 None
Plaid Cymru 1   Greens & Free Alliance 55
Sinn Féin 1   EUL-NGL 35
UCUNF 1   Conservatives & Reformists 55
None (Ex-UKIP) 3 None

Election results

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Elected candidates are listed in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2009: North West England[6][7]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Atkins, Saj Karim, Jacqueline Foster
Alex Williams, Greg Morgan, Tony Samuels, Peter Wilding, Andrew Large[8]
25.6 +1.5
Labour Arlene McCarthy, Brian Simpson
Theresa Griffin, Stephen Carter, Jane Clarke, Riaz Ahmed, Claire Reynolds, Brian Boag
20.4 -6.9
UKIP Paul Nuttall
Michael McManus, Graham Cannon, Nigel Brown, Hilary Jones, Philip Griffiths, Fred McGlade, Terry Durrance
261,740 15.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies
Helen Foster-Grime, Sue McGuire, Qassim Afzal, Neil Corlett, Mark Clayton, Stephen Cooke, Peter Hirst
235,639 14.3 -1.6
BNP Nick Griffin
Martin Wingfield, Steve Greenhalgh, Edward O'Sullivan, Jean Purdy, Michael Elliot, Derek Adams, Gary Aronsson
132,194 8.0 +1.6
Green Peter Cranie, Maria Whitelegg, Ruth Bergan, Samir Chatterjee, Jill Perry, Justine Hall, Margaret Westbrook, Geoff Smith 127,133 7.7 +2.1
English Democrats Ed Abrams, Stephen Morris, Robert Logan, Derek Grue, Anthony Justice, Maurice Brookes, Valerie Morris, Ken Walters 40,027 2.4 +0.8
Socialist Labour Billy Kelly, Stephen Whatham, Kai Andersen, Ronald Waugh, Dot Kelly, Lynton Bennett, Dot Entwistle, Michael Perry 26,224 1.6 N/A
Christian Hans-Christian Raabe, Jill McLachlan, John Manwell, Maria Overend, Clive Morrison, Bob Ralph, Carol Jules, David Lee Martin 25,999 1.6 N/A
NO2EU Roger Bannister, Les Skarrot, Craig Johnston, Alec McFadden, Steve Radford, Lynn Worthington, John Metcalfe, Harry Smith 23,580 1.4 N/A
Jury Team Krishnamurty Tayya, Graham Ross, Carl Birchall, William Brotherston, Mary Strickland, Michael Hale 8,783 0.5 N/A
Libertas Benjamin Caraduc Tallis, Anthony Butcher, Paul Dabrowa, William Westall, Liam Hemmings, John Humberstone, Michael O'Reilly 6,980 0.4 N/A
Independent Francis Apaloo 3,621 0.2 N/A
Turnout 1,651,825 31.7 -9.2
European Election 2004: North West England[9]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Titley, Arlene McCarthy, Terry Wynn
Brian Simpson, Theresa Griffin, Rosie Cooper, Albert Catterall, Rupa Huq, Ebrahim Adia
27.4 −7.1
Conservative Den Dover, David Sumberg, Robert Atkins
Jacqueline Foster, David Newns, Alfred Doran, Eveleigh Dutton, Leslie Byrom, James Mawdsley
24.2 −11.2
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies, Saj Karim
Helen Flo Clucas, Qassim Afzal, Stan Collins, Allison Seabourne, Paula Keaveney, Neil Corlett, Alison Firth
15.9 +4.2
UKIP John Whittaker
Gregg Beaman, John Browne, Gerald Kelley, Alan Weddell, Stephen Roxborough, Richard Buttrey, Graham Cannon, Roy Hopwood
257,158 11.7 +5.2
BNP Nick Griffin, Martin Wingfield, Anthony Jones, Patricia Thomson, David Joines, Ralph Ellis, Richard Chadfield, Anita Corbett, Barry Birks[10] 134,959 6.4 +5.1
Green John Whitelegg, Gina Dowding, Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, Kay Roney, Peter Cranie, Vernon Marshall, Vanessa Hall, Kenneth McIver, James Craig 117,393 5.6 +0.0
Liberal Steve Radford, David Green, Hazel Williams, Philip Burke, Christopher Lenton, Christopher Barnes, Michael Butler, Robin Radnell, Daniel Wood 96,325 4.6 +2.4
English Democrats Christine Constable, Mark Wheatley, Julia Howman, Stephen Pipe, Lauren Spratt, Phillip Evans, Robert Abrams 34,110 1.6 N/A
Respect Michael Lavalette, Ahmed Hadi, Sabiha Vorajee, Alexander McFadden, Stephen Metcalfe, Madeline Heneghan, Richard Searle, Edna Greenwood, Susan Mary Bond 24,636 1.2 N/A
Countryside Party Rodney Black, Richard Malbon, Richard Ormrod, Kevin Tomkinson 11,283 0.5 N/A
ProLife Alliance Fiona Pinto, Julia Millington, Kathleen Delarmi, Rosanne Allen, Fiona Daly 10,084 0.5 N/A
Independent Ronald Alan Neal 8,318 0.4 N/A
Turnout 2,115,163 40.9 +21.2
European Election 1999: North West England[11]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Inglewood, Robert Atkins, David Sumberg, Den Dover, Jacqueline Foster
David Newns, Andrew Reid, Leslie Byrom, Christopher Lynch, Paul Brierley
35.4 N/A
Labour Arlene McCarthy, Gary Titley, Terry Wynn, Brian Simpson
Tony Cunningham, Mark Hendrick, Ruth Turner, Claire Nangle, Michael Ward, Teresa Griffin
34.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies
Flo Clucas, Tim Farron, Patsy Calton, Roger Putnam, Yasmin Zalzala, Kiron Reid, Kate Fletcher, Mark Clayton, Jackie Pearcey
119,376 11.7 N/A
UKIP John Whittaker, Gerald Kelley, Roger Bullock, Gordon Black, Mona McNee, Mark Adams, Valerie Cowell, Graham Cannon, Alan Weddell, John Tomlin 66,779 6.6 N/A
Green John Whitelegg, Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, Chris Busby, Robin Field, Lance Crookes, Gina Dowding, Julian Parry, Geoffrey Nicholls, Jenny Jones, Joy Hogg 56,828 5.6 N/A
Liberal Michael Meadowcroft, Steve Radford, David Green, Philip Burke, Gary Copeland, Colin Paisley, Hazel Williams, Susan Ashton, Alison Micklem, Paul Woodruff 22,640 2.2 N/A
BNP Christian Jackson, Roger Wood, David Blezard, Michael Cope, Mark Dodd, Lee Barnes, Anthony Hodson, William Hitches, Brian Winn, Geoffrey Barnes 13,587 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour William Kelly, Gias Choudhury, Alec McFadden, Lynne Lowe, Ali Mehmood, James Hackett, Steven Wynn, Jim Dooher, Michael Perry, Terence Cullen 11,338 1.1 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Andrew Pearce, Janet Terras, Paul Bennetts, Andrew Zsigmund, Edward Pearce, Jane Baines, Tim Coppinger, Graham Perkins, Linda Callaghan, Barry Hardcastle 9,816 1.0 N/A
Anti-Corruption Pro-Family Christian Alliance David Braid 2,251 0.2 N/A
Natural Law John Collins, Dinah Grice, Peter Leadbetter, Deborah Wright, William Hite, Bryan Irving, Bibette Leadbetter, Simon Cohen, Geoffrey Gay, Anne Marie Scott 2,114 0.2 N/A
English Independent Humanist Party Douglas Firkin-Flood 1,049 0.1 N/A
Weekly Worker John Pearson, Roger Harper, Philip Watson, Stephen Riley, Edward Rowlands, Thomas May, Daniel Hammill, Daniel Bowles 878 0.1 N/A
Turnout 1,017,194 19.7 N/A

External links


  1. ^ Expelled from Conservatives on 13 November 2008
  2. ^ Defected to the Conservatives on 26 November 2007
  3. ^ Resigned on 27 August 2006
  4. ^ Appointed in 2006 to replace Terry Wynn
  5. ^ Appointed in 2006 to replace Terry Wynn
  6. ^ BBC list
  7. ^ European Election 2009: North West
  8. ^ Conservative Party
  9. ^ "2004 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "1999 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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