East of England (European Parliament constituency)

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East of England
European Parliament constituency
East of England (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
East of England (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Shown within England
Created 1999
MEP(s) 8 (1999 - 2004)
7 (2004 - present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [2][3]

East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 7 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.


The constituency corresponds to the East of England region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.


It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. At the time of their abolition in 1999, these were Cambridgeshire, Essex North and Suffolk South, Essex South, Essex West and Hertfordshire East, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and South West Norfolk, and parts of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.

MEPs for former East of England constituencies, 1979 – 1999
Election 1979 – 1984 1984 – 1989 1989 – 1994 1994 – 1999
Cambridgeshire (1979 – 1984)
Cambridge and Bedfordshire North (1984 – 1994)
Cambridgeshire (1994 – 1999)
Fred Catherwood
Robert Sturdy
Essex North East (1979 – 1994)
Essex North and Suffolk South (1994 – 1999)
David Curry
Anne McIntosh
Bedfordshire (1979 – 1984)
Bedfordshire South (1984 – 1994)
Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes (1994 – 1999)
Peter Beazley
Eryl McNally
Essex South West (1979 – 1994)
Essex West and Hertfordshire East (1994 – 1999)
Dr. Alexander Sherlock
Patricia Rawlings
Hugh Kerr
Labour (1994 – 1997)1
Scottish Socialist Party (1997 – 1999)
Hertfordshire (1979 – 1999) Derek Prag
Peter Truscott
Norfolk (1979 – 1999) Paul Howell
Clive Needle
Suffolk (1979 – 1994)
Suffolk and South West Norfolk (1994 – 1999)
Amédée Turner
David Thomas
Essex South (1994 – 1999) Seat not established Richard Howitt

Returned members

MEPs for the East of England, 1999 onwards
Election 1999 (5th parliament) 2004 (6th parliament) 2009 (7th parliament)
Andrew Duff
Liberal Democrat
Geoffrey van Orden
Robert Sturdy
Christopher Beazley
Vicky Ford
Bashir Khanbhai
Tom Wise
David Campbell Bannerman
UKIP (2009–11)
Conservative (2011–)
Jeffrey Titford
Stuart Agnew
Richard Howitt
Eryl McNally
Seat abolished
Key to the Political Groups in the European Parliament (UK)[4] (v.d.e)
British party Seats/73 EP group Seats/754
Conservative 26   Conservatives & Reformists 54
Labour 13   Socialists & Democrats 189
Liberal Democrat 12   Liberals & Democrats 85
UKIP1 8 Freedom & Democracy 33
1 None -
Green 2 Greens & Free Alliance 59
Scottish National 2
Plaid Cymru 1
Sinn Féin 1   EUL-NGL 34
UUP 1   Conservatives & Reformists 54
British National 1 None -
Democratic Unionist 1 -
British Democratic 1 -
We Demand a Referendum 1 -
An Independence from Europe 1 -
Independent 1 -

1 UKIP have 9 MEPs in total, but only 8 are in the Freedom & Democracy group, with Trevor Colman as a Non-Inscrit.

Election results

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

European election 2014: East of England
List Candidates Votes % ±%
BNP Richard Perry2 N/A N/A N/A
Conservative Vicky Ford, Geoffrey van Orden, David Campbell Bannerman, John Flack, Tom Hunt, Margaret Simons, Jonathan Collett2 N/A N/A N/A
English Democrats Robin Tilbrook, Charles Vickers, Stephen Goldspink, Maria Situmbeko, Bridget Cowan, Don Whitbread, Jeremy Moreton-Moss32 N/A N/A N/A
Green Rupert Read, Mark Ereira-Guyer, Jill Mills, Ash Haynes, Marc Scheimann, Robert Lindsay, Fiona Radic 4 N/A N/A N/A
Labour Richard Howitt, Alex Mayer, Sandy Martin, Bhavna Joshi, Paul Bishop, Jane Basham, Chris Ostrowski5 N/A N/A N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duff, Josephine Hayes, Belinda Brooks-Gordon, Stephen Robinson, Michael Green, Linda Jack, Hugh Annand 6 N/A N/A N/A
UKIP Patrick O'Flynn, Stuart Agnew, Tim Aker, Michael Heaver, Mick McGough, Andy Monk, Mark Hughes7 N/A N/A N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
European Election 2009: East of England8
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey van Orden, Robert Sturdy, Vicky Ford
John Flack, Jonathan Morgan, Claire Strong, Clare Wheelan9
31.2 +0.4
UKIP David Campbell Bannerman, Stuart Agnew
Andrew Smith, Stuart Gulleford, Amy O'Boyle, Mick McGough, Michael Baker, Marion Mason10
19.6 0.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duff
Linda Jack, Ian Mack, Peter Welch, Earnshaw Palmer, Andrew Houseley, Qurban Hussain11
221,235 13.8 -0.2
Labour Richard Howitt
Beth Kelly, Nigel Gardner, Sherma Batson, James Valentine, Kate Curtis, Chris Ostrowski12
167,833 10.5 -5.8
Green Rupert Read, Peter Lynn, James Abbott, Marc Scheimann, Angela Thomson, Andrew Stringer, Amy Drayson13 141,016 8.8 +3.2
BNP Eddy Butler, Emma Colgate, Stephen McCole, David Fleming, David Lucas, Mark Fuller, Seamus Dunne14 97,013 6.1 +1.7
UK First Robin Page, Peter Cole, Charles Lawson, John West, Arthur Baynes15 38,185 2.4 N/A
English Democrats Robin Tilbrook, Charles Vickers, John Cooper, Raymond Brown, Adrian Key, Nicholas Capp, Patrick Harris16 32,211 2.0 +0.2
Christian Jeremy Tyrrell, Kim Christofi, John Jackson, Grace Oghenegare, Rev Dr Albert Usikaro, Douglas Suckling, Sally Craig17 24,646 1.5 N/A
NO2EU Brian Denny, Frank Jepson, Steve Glennon, Phil Katz, Eleanor Donne, Pete Relph, Ron Rodwell18 13,939 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour James Dry, Patricia Bowen, Paul Hardman, Martha Page-Harries, Jacob Bowen, Miriam Scale, Andrew Jordan 13,599 0.8 N/A
Animals Count Jasmijn de Boo, Alexander Bourke, Richard Deboo 13,201 0.8 N/A
Libertas Andrew Jamieson, Peter Mason, John Dowdale, Carlo de Chair, Henry Burton, John Harmer, Peter Robbins 9,940 0.6 N/A
Independent Peter Rigby 9,916 0.6 N/A
Jury Team Andrew Armes, Ian Tyes, Stephen Garton, Jules Sherrington, Andrew Parker, Michael Yates19 6,354 0.4 N/A
Turnout 1,603,340 37.7 +1.2
European Election 2004: East of England20
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey van Orden, Robert Sturdy, Christopher Beazley
Jonathan Morgan, Claire Strong, Richard Normington
30.8 −11.9
UKIP Jeffrey Titford, Tom Wise
Robin Page, Stuart Agnew, Bryan Smalley, Brian Aylett, Roger Lord
19.6 +10.7
Labour Richard Howitt
Elizabeth Kelly, Clive Needle, Sandra Griffiths, Nigel Gardner, Valerie Liddiard, Mark Wells
244,929 16.2 −8.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duff
Christopher White, Anne Pollard, Rosalind Gill, Guillaume McLaughlin, Earnshaw Palmer, Nahid Boethe
211,378 14.0 +2.1
Independent Martin Bell 93,028 6.2 N/A
Green Margaret Wright, Adrian Ramsay, James Abbott, Marc Scheimann, Ingo Wagenknecht, Stephen Rackett, Stephen Lawrence 84,068 5.6 −0.6
BNP Matthew Single, Paul Goodchild, Ramon Johns, Bernard Corby, Sidney Chaney, Peter Turpin21 65,557 4.3 +3.4
English Democrats Robert Kay, James Samuels, Adrian Key, Gloria Meredew, Michael Blundell 26,807 1.8 N/A
Respect Jim Rogers, Maz Cook, Adrian Clarke, Hasna Matin, Paul Turnbull, Marie Bunting, Timothy Sneller 13,904 0.9 N/A
Independent Jim Naisbitt 5,137 0.3 N/A
ProLife Alliance Sarah Bell, Thomas Hoey, Beata Klepacka, John Matthews, Michael McBrien, Gregory Tagney, Clare Underwood 3,730 0.3 N/A
Turnout 1,510,224 36.5 +11.8
European Election 1999: East of England22
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Sturdy, Christopher Beazley, Bashir Khanbhai, Geoffrey van Orden
Robert Gordon, Kay Twitchen, Graham Bright, Charles Rose
42.7 N/A
Labour Eryl McNally, Richard Howitt
Clive Needle, Peter Truscott, David Thomas, Virginia Bucknor, Beth Kelly, Ruth Bagnall
25.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duff
Rosalind Scott, Robert Browne, Lorna Spenceley, Chris White, Charlotte Cane, Paul Burall, Rosalind Gill
118,822 11.9 N/A
UKIP Jeffrey Titford
Bryan Smalley, Brian Lee, Tom Wise, Roger Lord, Charles Lawman, Ashley Banks, William Vinyard
88,452 8.9 N/A
Green Margaret Wright, Marc Scheimann, Eleanor Burgess, Malcolm Powell, James Abbott, Jennifer Berry, Angela Thomson, Adrian Holmes 61,334 6.2 N/A
Liberal Brian Lynch, Michael Wheeler, Raymond Pobgee, Vernon Wilkinson, Adrian Miners, John Tyler, Edgar Davis, Christopher Ash 16,861 1.7 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Paul Howell, Brian Hughes, Jackie Sheppard, Chris Cooke, Marilyn Munn, Mark McCartney, Tim Chisnall, Tim Price 16,340 1.6 N/A
BNP David King, Paul Ferguson, John Morse, Ramon Johns, Paul Henderson, Matthew Palmer, John Cope, Thomas Stone 9,356 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Charles De Carteret, Nicola Harau, Paul Lockwood, Stephanie Gardner, Michael Benwell, Mick Rose, Jean Fawcett, Andrew Yates 6,143 0.6 N/A
Natural Law Patrice Gladwyn, Bryan Parsons, Angela Holland, Peter While, Stephanie Bennell, Alistair Shearer, Ann Keenan, Christopher Edwards 1,907 0.2 N/A
Turnout 994,438 24.7 N/A


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