Wales (European Parliament constituency)

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Wales
European Parliament constituency
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Location among the 2014 constituencies
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Shown in the United Kingdom
Member state United Kingdom
Created 1999
Dissolved 31 January 2020
MEPs 5 (1999–2004)
4 (2004–2020)
Sources
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Wales (Welsh : Cymru [ˈkəmri] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) was a constituency of the European Parliament. It elected 4 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation, [1] until the UK exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020.

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Boundaries

The constituency corresponded to the boundaries of Wales, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. [2] [3]

History

It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Mid and West Wales, North Wales, South Wales Central, South Wales East, and South Wales West.

MEPs for former Welsh constituencies, 1979–1999 [4]
Election 1979–1984 1984–1989 1989–1994 1994–1999
North Wales Beata Brookes
Conservative
Joe Wilson
Labour
Mid and West Wales Ann Clwyd
Labour
David Morris
Labour
Eluned Morgan
Labour
South East Wales (1979–1984)
South Wales East (1984–1999)
Allan Rogers
Labour
Llew Smith
Labour
Glenys Kinnock
Labour
South Wales Win Griffiths
Labour
Wayne David
Labour
Constituency abolished
South Wales Central Constituency not established Wayne David
Labour
South Wales West Constituency not established David Morris
Labour

Returned members

MEPs for Wales, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament) 2014 (8th parliament) 2019 (9th parliament)
MEP
Party
Jonathan Evans
Conservative
Kay Swinburne
Conservative
James Wells
Brexit Party
MEP
Party
Eluned Morgan
Labour
John Bufton
UKIP
Nathan Gill
UKIP (until 2018)
Independent (2018–2019)
Brexit Party (from 2019)
MEP
Party
Glenys Kinnock
Labour
Derek Vaughan
Labour
Jackie Jones
Labour
MEP
Party
Jill Evans
Plaid Cymru
MEP
Party
Eurig Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Seat abolished
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

Election results

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

Elections in the 2010s

2019

Map showing highest polling party by counting area in the 2019 European Parliament election;
Brexit Party
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Map showing highest polling party by counting area in the 2019 European Parliament election;

[6]

European Election 2019: Wales [7] [8]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Brexit Party Nathan Gill (1)
James Wells (3)
Gethin James, Julie Price
271,404
(135,702)
32.46Increase2.svg32.46
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans (2)
Carmen Smith, Patrick McGuinness, Ioan Bellin
163,92819.60Increase2.svg4.34
Labour Jacqueline Jones (4)
Matthew Dorrance, Mary Wimbury, Mark Whitcott
127,83315.29Decrease2.svg12.86
Liberal Democrats Sam Bennett, Donna Lalek, Alistair Cameron, Andrew Parkhurst113,88513.62Increase2.svg9.67
Conservative Daniel Boucher, Craig Lawton, Fay Jones, Tomos Davies54,5876.53Decrease2.svg10.90
Green Anthony Slaughter, Ian Chandler, Ceri Davies, Duncan Rees52,6606.30Increase2.svg1.76
UKIP Kristian Hicks, Keith Edwards, Thomas Harrison, Robert McNeil-Wilson27,5663.30Decrease2.svg24.26
Change UK Jon Owen Jones, June Davies, Matthew Paul, Sally Anne Stephenson24,3322.91Increase2.svg2.91
Turnout 836,19537.1Increase2.svg5.6
2019 opinion polls
Date(s)Polling organisation/clientSample Lab UKIP Con Plaid Green Lib Dems Brexit Change UK OthersLead
16–20 May 2019 YouGov/ITV 1,00915%2%7%19%8%10%36%2%0%17%
10–15 May 2019 YouGov/Plaid Cymru 1,13318%3%7%16%8%10%33%4%0%15%
2–5 April 2019 YouGov/ITV 1,02530%11%16%15%5%6%10%8%1%14%
22 May 20142014 EU election results733,06028.2%27.6%17.4%15.3%4.5%4.0%N/AN/A3.2%0.6%

2014

Map outlining the highest polling party by unitary area in Wales for the 2014 election;
Labour
UKIP
Conservatives
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Map outlining the highest polling party by unitary area in Wales for the 2014 election;
   Labour
   UKIP
European Election 2014: Wales
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Labour Derek Vaughan
Jayne Bryant, Alex Thomas, Christina Rees [9] [10]
206,33228.15Increase2.svg 7.9
UKIP Nathan Gill
James Cole, Caroline Jones, David Rowlands [10] [11]
201,98327.55Increase2.svg 14.8
Conservative Kay Swinburne
Aled Davies, Dan Boucher, Richard Hopkin [10] [12]
127,74217.43Decrease2.svg 3.8
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Marc Jones, Stephen Cornelius, Ioan Bellin [10] [13] [14]
111,86415.26Decrease2.svg 3.3
Green Pippa Bartolotti, John Matthews, Chris Were, Rosemary Cutler [10] [15] [16] 33,2754.54Decrease2.svg 1.0
Liberal Democrats Alec Dauncey, Robert Speht, Jackie Radford, Bruce Roberts [10] 28,9303.95Decrease2.svg 6.7
BNP Mike Whitby, Laurence Reid, Jean Griffin, Gary Tumulty [10] 7,6551.04Decrease2.svg 4.4
Britain First Paul Golding, Anthony Golding, Christine Smith, Anne Elstone [10] 6,6330.9Steady2.svg
Socialist Labour Andrew Jordan, Katherine Jones, David Lloyd Jones, Liz Screen [10] 4,4590.611.2
NO2EU Robert Griffiths, Claire Job, Steve Skelly, Laura Picand [10] 2,8030.38Decrease2.svg 0.9
Socialist (GB) Brian Johnson, Richard Cheney, Ed Blewitt, Howard Moss [10] [17] 1,3840.19Steady2.svg
Turnout 733,06031.5Increase2.svg 1.1
2014 opinion polls
Date(s)Polling organisation/clientSample Con Lab Plaid UKIP Lib Dems OthersLead
22 May 2014EU election, 2014 (Wales) Results733,06017.4%28.2%15.3%27.6%4.0%7.7%0.6%
12–14 May 2014 YouGov/ITV 1,09216%33%15%23%7%7%10%
11–22 Apr 2014 YouGov/Cardiff University 1,02718%39%11%20%7%6%19%
10–12 Feb 2014 YouGov/ITV 1,25017%39%12%18%7%7%21%
2–4 Dec 2013 YouGov/ITV 1,00120%41%13%13%8%5%21%
4 Jun 2009EU election, 2009 (Wales) Results684,52021.2%20.3%18.5%12.8%10.7%16.6%0.9%

Elections in the 2000s

European Election 2009: Wales [18] [19]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Conservative Kay Swinburne
Evan Price, Emma Greenow, David Chipp
145,19321.2Increase2.svg 1.8
Labour Derek Vaughan
Lisa Stevens, Rachel Maycock, Leighton Veale
138,85220.3Decrease2.svg 12.2
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Eurig Wyn, Ioan Bellin, Natasha Asghar
126,70218.5Increase2.svg 1.1
UKIP John Bufton
David Bevan, Kevin Mahoney, David Rowlands
87,58512.8Increase2.svg 2.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Butt Phillip, Kevin O'Connor, Nick Tregoning, Jackie Radford73,08210.7Increase2.svg 0.2
Green Jake Griffiths, Kay Roney, Ann Were, John Matthews38,1605.6Increase2.svg 2.0
BNP Ennys Hughes, Laurence Read, Clive Bennett, Kevin Edwards37,1145.4Increase2.svg 2.5
Christian Jeffrey Green, David Griffiths, Alun Owen, John Harrold13,0371.9N/A
Socialist Labour Robert English, Richard Booth, Liz Screen, Judith Sambrook12,4021.8N/A
NO2EU Robert Griffiths, Rob Williams, Laura Picand, Trevor Jones8,6001.3N/A
Jury Team Paul Sabanskis, James Eustace, Neil Morgan, Steven Partridge3,7930.6N/A
Turnout 684,52030.4Decrease2.svg 11.0
European Election 2004: Wales [20]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Labour Glenys Kinnock , Eluned Morgan
Gareth Williams, Gwennan Jeremiah
297,810
(148,905)
32.5Increase2.svg 0.6
Conservative Jonathan Evans
Owen Williams, Felicity Elphick, Albert Fox
177,77119.4Decrease2.svg 3.3
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans
Jon Blackwood, Eilian Williams, Gwenllian Lansdown
159,88817.4Decrease2.svg 12.2
UKIP David Rowlands, Clive Easton, Elizabeth Phillips, Timothy Jenkins96,67710.5Increase2.svg 7.4
Liberal Democrats David John Williams, Alison Goldsworthy, Nicholas Tregoning, Nilmini Priyanga de Silva96,11610.5Increase2.svg 2.3
Green Martyn Shrewsbury, Molly Scott Cato, David Bradney, Dorienne Robinson32,7613.6Increase2.svg 1.0
BNP John Walker, Pauline Gregory, James Roberts, Mark Stringfellow [21] 27,1353.0N/A
Forward Wales Ron Davies, Wendy Paintsil, Janet Williams, Graham Jones17,2801.9N/A
Christian Democratic Party Catherine Smith, Christine West, Joseph Biddulph, Robert Evans6,8210.7N/A
Respect Helen Griffin, Huw Williams, Raja Gul Raiz, Taran O'Sullivan5,4270.6N/A
Turnout 917,68641.4Increase2.svg 12.4

Elections in the 1990s

European Election 1999: Wales [22]
ListCandidatesVotes%±
Labour Glenys Kinnock , Eluned Morgan
Joe Wilson, Gareth Williams, Jane Hutt
199,690
(99,845)
31.9N/A
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans , Eurig Wyn
Marc Phillips, Susanna Perkins, Owain Llywelyn
185,235
(92,617.5)
29.6N/A
Conservative Jonathan Evans
Chris Butler, Owen John Williams, Robert Buckland, Edmund Hayward
142,63122.8N/A
Liberal Democrats Roger Roberts, Peter Price, Alistair Cameron, Juliana Hughes, John Dixon51,2838.2N/A
UKIP Dai Rees, Niall Warry, Idris Richard Francis, Alan Barham, David Lloyd19,7023.1N/A
Green Molly Scott Cato, Klaus Armstrong-Braun, Sue Walker, Rachel Kalela, John Matthews16,1462.6N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative William Powell, Jennifer Harris, Antonio Fernandes-Vidal, Alan Morris, Christopher Hodgkinson5,8340.9N/A
Socialist Labour Elizabeth Screen, Darren Hickery, Stephen Bell, Miriam Bowen, George Tafarides4,2830.7N/A
Natural Law David Hughes, Brian Francis, Helen Evans, Andrea Jarman, John Ashforth1,6210.3N/A
Turnout 626,42529.0N/A

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