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European election results 2019

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Published: Tuesday, 28th May 2019

The results for the whole of the Eastern region are here. Read the number of votes cast in our borough further below.

In the Eastern region the totals are:

  • the total electorate was 4,407,975
  • there were 1,603,017 votes cast
  • there were 9,589 rejected votes
  • that turnout was 36.37%

Elected MEPs

The seven MEPs for this region are:

  • Richard Tice, Brexit Party
  • Michael Heaver, Brexit Party
  • June Mummery, Brexit Party
  • Barbara Gibson, Liberal Democrat
  • Lucy Nethsingha, Liberal Democrat
  • Catherine Rowett, Green
  • Geoffrey Van Orden, Conservative


  • Change UK The Independent Group: 58,274 votes (3.65%)
  • Conservative and Unionist Party: 163,830 votes (10.25%)
  • English Democrats: 10,217 votes (0.64%)
  • Green Party: 202,460 votes (12.67%)
  • Labour Party: 139,490 votes (8.73%)
  • Liberal Democrats: 361,563 votes (22.62%)
  • The Brexit Party: 604,715 votes (37.83%)
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP): 54,676 votes (3.42%)
  • Independent (Attila Csordas): 3,230 votes (0.20%)

The voting in our area is as follows:

  • Council: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Declared: Yes
  • Change UK: 1386 votes
  • Conservatives: 4516 votes
  • English Democrats: 297 votes
  • Green Party: 4052 votes
  • Labour: 2505 votes
  • Lib Dems: 5248 votes
  • Brexit Party: 17865 votes
  • UKIP: 1769 votes
  • Ind. (Csordas Attila): 82 votes
  • Spoiled papers: 263
  • Turnout: 34%

Voting system

EU elections in the UK are run using the ‘party list’ system, rather than the ‘first past the post’ system.

The party list system is a type of proportional representation. This is where seats are shared out proportionately, according to the share of the vote. For example, if a region had 10 seats available and one party received 50% of the vote, they would win five seats.

When casting your vote, you choose a party, rather than an individual candidate. Each party has a list of candidates, presented in preferential order. If a party secures enough votes to win a seat, the first candidate on their list takes that seat. If the party wins enough votes for two seats, Candidates 1 and 2 from their list are elected, and so on.

In this region, there are seven seats available.

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