This is the place to find out all the important information about the 2014 London elections for the European Parliament.
The European Parliament represents people living in the 28 member countries of the European Union including the UK. Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years.
There were 17 parties standing at the London elections this year and no individual candidates were nominated.
A summary of those parties and candidates that were elected are listed below.
|1||Claude Moraes||Labour Party|
|2||Syed Salah Kamall||Conservative Party|
|3||Mary Honeyball||Labour Party|
|4||Gerard Joseph Batten||UK Independence Party (UKIP)|
|5||Lucy Anderson||Labour Party|
|6||Timothy Charles Ayrton Tannock||Conservative Party|
|7||Seb Dance||Labour Party|
|8||Jean Denise Lambert||Green Party|
The number of votes cast for each party were as follows:
|Party||Number of Votes|
|4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP)||28,014|
|An Independence from Europe||26,675|
|Animal Welfare Party||21,092|
|British National Party||19,246|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||23,702|
|Communities United Party||6,951|
|National Health Action Party||23,253|
|National Liberal Party – True Liberalism||6,736|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||371,133|
In London, a total electorate of 5,490,248 people were eligible to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament (called Members of the European Parliament or MEPs). Candidates backed by 17 political parties have competed for eight seats to represent the entire population of the capital. Verification Statement for London Region (192kb, pdf). Verification of Ballot Papers for London (39KB, pdf)
The European Parliamentary Elections are run using a form of proportional representation. Voters have one vote only. This vote is cast for a political party and not an individual candidate on the list. Each political party submits a list of candidates in priority order.
Parties win more seats (which are then allocated to the candidates on the list in priority order) according to the overall share of the vote the party receives. As MEPs represent the whole of London everybody who is eligible to vote in the capital will be voting for the same list of parties and candidates.
This is how the London seats were allocated in the last election in 2009:
- Conservatives 3 seats (27% of the vote)
- Labour 2 (21%)
- Liberal Democrats 1 (14%)
- Green 1 (11%)
- UKIP 1 (11%).
19 parties or independents competed in the election in total. The eligible electorate was 5,257,624 with 1,751,026 valid votes cast (33.3% turnout).