East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)

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East Midlands
European Parliament constituency
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Location among the 2014 constituencies
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Shown within England
Member state United Kingdom
Created 1999
Dissolved 31 January 2020
MEPs 6 (1999–2009)
5 (2009–2020)
Sources
[1] [2]

East Midlands was an English constituency of the European Parliament in the United Kingdom. Established in 1999 with six members to replace single-member districts. Between 2009 and until the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020 it returned five MEPs, elected using the D'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

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Boundaries

The constituency corresponded to the East Midlands region of England, comprising the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and most of Lincolnshire.

History

The constituency was organised as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Leicester, Northamptonshire and Blaby, Nottingham and Leicestershire North West, Nottinghamshire North and Chesterfield, and parts of Lincolnshire and Humberside South, Peak District, and Staffordshire East and Derby.

MEPs for former East Midlands constituencies, 1979 – 1999
Election 1979 – 1984 1984 – 1989 1989 – 1994 1994 – 1999
Derbyshire (1979–1994) Tom Spencer
Conservative
Geoff Hoon
Labour
Seat abolished
Leicester Frederick Tuckman
Conservative
Mel Read
Labour
Susan Waddington
Labour
Lincolnshire (1979–1994)
Lincolnshire and Humberside South (1994–1999)
Bill Newton Dunn
Conservative
Veronica Hardstaff
Labour
Northamptonshire (1979–1994)
Northamptonshire and Blaby (1994–1999)
Anthony Simpson
Conservative
Angela Billingham
Labour
Nottingham (1979–1994)
Nottingham and Leicestershire North West (1994–1999)
Michael Gallagher
Labour (1979–1984)
SDP (1984)
Michael Kilby
Conservative
Ken Coates
Labour
Mel Read
Labour
Nottinghamshire North and Chesterfield (1994–1999)Seat not established Ken Coates
Labour
Peak District (1994–1999)Seat not established Arlene McCarthy
Labour
Staffordshire East and Derby (1994–1999) Staffordshire East in West Midlands Phillip Whitehead
Labour

Returned members

MEPs for the East Midlands, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament) 2014 (8th parliament)20172018 2019 (9th parliament)
MEP
Party
Phillip Whitehead [3]
Labour
Glenis Willmott [4]
Labour
Rory Palmer
Labour
MEP
Party
Mel Read
Labour
Derek Clark
UKIP
Margot Parker
UKIP (2014-2019)
Brexit Party (2019)
Annunziata Rees-Mogg
Brexit Party (May-December 2019)
Independent (December 2019 to 2020),
Conservative Party (2020 to present)
MEP
Party
Roger Helmer
Conservative (1999–2012)
UKIP (2012–2017)
Jonathan Bullock
UKIP (2017-2018)
Independent (2018)
Brexit Party (2019-)
MEP
Party
Chris Heaton-Harris
Conservative
Emma McClarkin
Conservative
Matthew Patten
Brexit Party
MEP
Party
Bill Newton Dunn
Conservative (1999–2000)
Liberal Democrat (2000–2014)
Andrew Lewer
Conservative
Rupert Matthews
Conservative
Bill Newton Dunn
Liberal Democrat
MEP
Party
Nick Clegg
Liberal Democrat
Robert Kilroy-Silk
UKIP (2004)
Veritas (2004–05)
Independent (2005–09)
Seat abolished

Notes:

PartyFaction in European Parliament
Brexit Party 29 Non-Inscrits 57
DUP 1
Liberal Democrats 1617  Renew Europe 108
Alliance 1
Green 711 Greens–European Free Alliance 75
SNP 3
Plaid Cymru 1
Labour 10  Socialists and Democrats 154
Conservative 4 European Conservatives and Reformists 62
Sinn Féin 1   European United Left–Nordic Green Left 41
Total73Total750

Complaint against Kilroy-Silk

In August 2005, four of the MEPs for the region (Clark, Heaton-Harris, Helmer and Whitehead) sent a joint letter to President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell to complain of Kilroy-Silk:

"He seems to have done little or no work as a constituency MEP for the East Midlands. This leaves five MEPs to do the work of six and the electorate have been short-changed". They complained that Kilroy-Silk was not "fulfilling the pledge he made on becoming an MEP, to serve the electorate of his region" and to call for him to "either do the job for which he is paid, or get out and leave it to those who can." [8]

The parliament has no power to remove Mr Kilroy-Silk, who is understood to have attended the minimum number of plenary sessions required to be eligible for his parliamentary allowances. Such a complaint was unprecedented. Kilroy-Silk refused to comment on it. The European Parliament does not have any power to expel a member, and Borrell took no action.[ citation needed ]

Election results

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

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2014 results

2019

European Election 2019: East Midlands [9] [10] [11]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Brexit Party Annunziata Rees-Mogg (1)
Jonathan Bullock (2)
Matthew Patten (5)
Tracy Knowles, Anna Bailey
452,321
(150,773.67)
38.23+38.23
Liberal Democrats William Newton Dunn (3)
Michael Mullaney, Lucy Care, Suzanna Austin, Caroline Kenyon
203,98917.24+11.82
Labour Rory Palmer (4)
Leonie Mathers, Tony Tinley, Nicole Ndiweni, Gary Godden
164,68213.92-11.01
Conservative Emma McClarkin, Rupert Matthews, Tony Harper, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Thomas Randall126,13810.66-15.33
Green Kat Boettge, Gerhard Lohmann-Bond, Liam McClelland, Daniel Wimberley, Simon Tooke124,63010.53+4.55
UKIP Alan Graves, Marietta King, Anil Bhatti, Fran Loi, John Evans58,1984.92-27.98
Change UK Kate Godfrey, Joan Laplana, Narinder Sharma, Pankajkumar Gulab, Emma Manley41,1173.47+3.47
Independent NetworkNick Byatt, Marianne Overton, Daniel Simpson, Pearl Clarke, Nikki Dillon7,6410.65+0.65
Independent Simon Rood4,5110.38+0.38
Turnout 1,183,22734.9+1.7

2014

European Election 2014: East Midlands
ListCandidatesVotes%±
UKIP Roger Helmer , Margot Parker ,
Jonathan Bullock, Nigel Wickens, Barry Mahoney [12] [13]
368,734
(184,367)
32.90+16.45
Conservative Emma McClarkin , Andrew Lewer ,
Rupert Matthews, Stephen Castens, Brendan Clarke-Smith [13] [14]
291,270
(145,635)
25.99−4.16
Labour Glenis Willmott ,
Rory Palmer, Linda Woodings, Khalid Hadadi, Nick Brooks [13] [15]
279,36324.93+8.08
Green Katharina Boettge, Sue Mallender, Richard Mallender, Peter Allen, Simon Hales [13] [16] 67,0665.98−0.85
Liberal Democrats Bill Newton Dunn, Issan Ghazni, Phil Knowles, George Smid, Deborah Newton-Cook [13] [17] 60,7725.42−6.91
An Independence from Europe Chris Pain, Val Pain, Alan Jesson, John Beaver, Carl Mason [13] [15] 21,3841.91N/A
BNP Catherine Duffy, Robert West, Bob Brindley, Geoffrey Dickens, Paul Hilliard [13] [15] 18,3261.64−7.02
English Democrat Kevin Sills, David Wickham, John Dowie, Oliver Healey, Terry Spencer [13] [15] 11,6121.04−1.28
Harmony PartySteve Ward [13] [15] 2,1940.2N/A
Turnout 1,120,72233.2−3.9

2009

European Election 2009: East Midlands [18]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Conservative Roger Helmer , Emma McClarkin
Rupert Matthews, Fiona Bulmer, George Lee [19]
370,275
(185,137.5)
30.2+3.8
Labour Glenis Willmott
Roy Kennedy, Kathryn Salt, J David Morgan, Cate Taylor [20]
206,94516.9−4.1
UKIP Derek Clark
Christopher Pain, Stephen Allison, Deva Kumarasiri, Irena Marriott [21]
201,18416.4−9.6
Liberal Democrats Bill Newton Dunn
Ed Maxfield, Veena Hudson, Denise Hawksworth, Deborah Newton-Cook [22]
151,42812.3−0.6
BNP Robert West, Cathy Duffy, Peter Jarvis, Lewis Alsebrook, Kevin Stafford [23] 106,3198.7+2.1
Green Sue Blount, Richard Mallender, Ashley Baxter, Matthew Follett, Barney Smith [24] 83,9396.8+1.4
English Democrat Derek Hilling, Tony Ellis, Diane Bilgrami, David Ball, Anthony Edwards [25] 28,4982.3N/A
UK First Ian Gillman, Christopher Elliot, Nadine Platt, David Noakes, Mariann Finch20,5611.7N/A
Christian Suzanne Nti, Thomas Rogers, Timothy Webb, Colin Bricher, Doreen Schrimshaw [26] 17,9071.5N/A
Socialist Labour David Roberts, Paul Liversuch, Shaun Kirkpatrick, Michael Clifford, Thea Roberts13,5901.1N/A
NO2EU John McEwan, Avtar Sadiq, Jean Thorpe, Shangara Singh Gahonia, Laurence Platt11,3750.9N/A
Libertas Richard Elvin, Margot Parker, Peter Chaplin [27] 7,8820.6N/A
Jury Team James Lowey, Simon Flude, James Parker, Henry Blanchard, Perry Wilsher7,3620.6N/A
Turnout 1,228,06537.1−6.3

2004

European Election 2004: East Midlands [28]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Conservative Roger Helmer , Chris Heaton-Harris
Pauline Latham, Sharon Buckle, Jonathan Bullock, Sarah Richardson
371,362
(185,681)
26.4−13.1
UKIP Robert Kilroy-Silk , Derek Clark
Ian Gillman, Peter Baker, John Browne, Barry Mahoney
366,498
(183,249)
26.1+18.5
Labour Phillip Whitehead
Glenis Willmott, Ross Willmott, Vandna Kalia, Alan Rhodes, Elizabeth Donnelly
294,91821.0−7.6
Liberal Democrats Bill Newton Dunn
Alan Riley, Veena Hudson, Richard Church, Deborah Newton-Cook, Lisa Gabriel
181,96412.9+0.2
BNP Peter Francis, Clive Potter, Patrick May, John Pennington, Wendy Russell, John Hall [29] 91,8606.5+5.2
Green Brian Fewster, Susan Blount, Robert Ball, Simon Anthony, Paul Bodenham, John Chadwick76,6335.5+0.1
Respect Mohammed Suleman, Sulma Mansuri, Pauline Robinson, Helen Merryman, Craig Plowman, Mary Littlefield20,0091.4N/A
Independent Russell Rogers2,6150.2N/A
Independent Shadmyraine Halliday8470.1N/A
Turnout 1,406,70643.4+20.6

1999

European Election 1999: East Midlands [30]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Conservative Roger Helmer , Bill Newton Dunn , Chris Heaton-Harris
Javed Arain, Sharon Buckle, Pauline Latham
285,662
(95,220.67)
39.5N/A
Labour Mel Read , Phillip Whitehead
Angela Billingham, Susan Waddington, Valerie Vaz, Veronica Hardstaff, John Mann
206,756
(103,378)
28.6N/A
Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg
Susan Barber, Ash Vadher, Lisa Gabriel, Brian Niblett, Lesley Dunbar
92,39812.7N/A
UKIP Hugh Meechan, Edward Spalton, Derek Clark, David Barraclough, Barry Mahoney, Dusan Torbica54,8007.6N/A
Green Gaynor Backhouse, Geoffrey Forse, Brian Fewster, Sue Blount, Ashley Baxter, Jill Bullock38,9545.4N/A
Leeds Left Alliance Ken Coates, Tony Simpson, Jill Dawn, Peter Jackson, Peter McGowan, Robert West17,4092.4N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Freddie de Lisle, John Szermerey, Julien Goodman, Katheryn Stokes, Greg Chadwick, Clive Stoddart11,3591.6N/A
BNP Steven Belshaw, [31] Adrian Belshaw, Barry Roberts, Neil Phillips, Edward Sheppard, Michael Coleman9,3421.3N/A
Socialist Labour David Roberts, Paul Liversuch, Valerie Seabright, Thea Hutt, Stanley Taylor, Stephen Marvin5,5280.8N/A
Natural Law Russell France, Susan Lincoln, Patricia Saunders, David Cooke, Andrew Doughty, Neil Allison1,5250.2N/A
Turnout 723,73322.8N/A

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