East Midlands European Region

2014 Election
2014 Results
1. Roger Helmer (UKIP) 368734 32.6% (+16.5%)
2. Emma McClarkin (Conservative) 291270 25.8% (-4.2%)
3. Glenis Willmott (Labour) 279363 24.7% (+8.1%)
4. Margo Parker (UKIP) (184367)
5. Andrew Lewer (Conservative) (145635)
. (Green) 67066 5.9% (-0.9%)
. (Liberal Democrat) 70773 6.3% (-6.9%)
. (Independence from Europe) 21384 1.9% (n/a)
. (BNP) 18326 1.6% (-7%)
. (English Democrats) 11612 1% (-1.3%)
. (Harmony) 2194 0.2% (n/a)
Current sitting MEPs
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Roger Helmer (UKIP) Born 1944, London. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Southampton and Cambridge University. Businessman. MEP for the East Midlands since 1999. An outspoken right-winger, opponent of British membership of the EU and sceptic of climate change. He announced his intention to stand down as an MEP in 2011, but instead defected to UKIP.
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Emma McClarkin (Conservative) Born Stroud. Educated at Stroud Girls High School and Bournemouth University. Former government relations executive for the Rugby Football Union. MEP for the East Midlands since 2009.
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Glenis Willmott (Labour) Born 1951, County Durham. Former medical scientist, assistant to Alan Meale and trade union officer. Nottinghamshire county councillor 1989-1993. MEP for the East Midlands since 2006, suceeding upon the death of Phillip Whitehead.
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Margo Parker (UKIP) Born in Grantham. European advisor and spokesperson for the promotional products industry. Contested Sherwood 2010, Corby 2012 by-election. East Midlands region 2009 European election for Libertas.
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Andrew Lewer (Conservative) Born 1971. Educated at Newcastle University. Derbyshire councillor since 2005. Leader of Derbyshire council 2009-2013. Derbyshire Dales councillor.

The full list of candidates from the 2014 European election is here.

2009 Election
2009 Results
1. Roger Helmer (Conservative) 370275 30.2% (+3.8%)
2. Glenis Willmott (Labour) 206945 16.9% (-4.1%)
3. Derek Clark (UKIP) 201184 16.4% (-9.6%)
4. Emma McClarkin (Conservative) (185138)
5. Bill Newton-Dunn (Liberal Democrat) 151428 12.3% (-0.6%)
. (BNP) 106319 8.7% (+2.1%)
. (Green) 83939 6.8% (+1.4%)
. (English Democrats) 28498 2.3% (n/a)
. (UK First) 20561 1.7% (n/a)
. (Christian) 17907 1.5% (n/a)
. (Socialist Labour) 13590 1.1% (n/a)
. (No2EU) 11375 0.9% (n/a)
. (Libertas) 7882 0.6% (n/a)
Current sitting MEPs
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Roger Helmer (UKIP) Born 1944, London. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Southampton and Cambridge University. Businessman. MEP for the East Midlands since 1999. An outspoken right-winger, opponent of British membership of the EU and sceptic of climate change. He announced his intention to stand down as an MEP in 2011, but instead defected to UKIP.
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Glenis Willmott (Labour) Born 1951, County Durham. Former medical scientist, assistant to Alan Meale and trade union officer. Nottinghamshire county councillor 1989-1993. MEP for the East Midlands since 2006, suceeding upon the death of Phillip Whitehead.
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Derek Clark (UKIP) Born 1933, Bristol. Retired teacher. Contested Northampton South 2001, 2005. First elected as MEP for the East Midlands in 2004.
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Emma McClarkin (Conservative) Born Stroud. Educated at Stroud Girls High School and Bournemouth University. Former government relations executive for the Rugby Football Union. MEP for the East Midlands since 2009.
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Bill Newton-Dunn (Liberal Democrat) Born 1941, Hampshire. Educated at Marlborough College and the Sorbonne. Conservative MEP for Lincolnshire 1979-1994. Conservative MEP for East Midlands from 1999, he defected to the Liberal Democrats in 1999.
Comments - 44 Responses on “Europe East Midlands”
  1. The Conservatives will remain in first here with 2 seats. Labour and UK Independence will occupy the next 2 spots, with one seat each, and battling it out for the 5th seat, which the Libdems will narrowly fail to hold.

  2. Liberal Democrats will lose their seat here which I expect Labour to pick up.

    Conservatives remain on 2 and Ukip on 1.

  3. UKIP to take the Lib Dem seat.

    2 con
    2 UKIP
    1 lab
    or
    2 UKIP
    2 labour
    1 con

  4. Labour MEP has been reselected and she will top Labour list

    The new candidates will be

    Nicki Brooks (Gedling Cllr)
    Khalid Hadadi

    Rory Palmer (Leicester Cllr)
    Linda Woodings (Nottingham council candidate in 2011)

    As Willmott is a woman, the second spot will go to the highest polling candidate in the selection regardless of gender.

  5. UKIP Derek Clark to stand down next year. Not particularly surprising given he was born in 1933.

  6. Cannot find the details of the Conservative candidates, other than Emma McClarkin (sitting MEP) and Rupert Matthews (3rd on E Mids list in 2009)

  7. I expect that there will be 2 UKIP, 1 Labour, and 1 Conservative seat for starters; with the final seat going to UKIP or Labour.

  8. I’d agree with 111 but think the LDs *may* keep their seat depending on the local situation at the time and how support is distributed. If the LDs lose their seat, I hope that the Greens may be given a chance by the voters to take 5th- which if enough BNP/LD protest votes and ex-LD votes are taken is quite plausible imo. I’m going to go for: Lab or UKIP on 2, whichever party doesn’t get 2 close behind just missing out on a second seat, CON 1,GRN 1.

  9. Tories have selected their candidates for the party ballot.

    Castens, Stephen
    Clarke-Smith, Brendan
    Lewer, Andrew
    Makhzangi, Toby
    Matthews, Rupert
    Mattu, Sudesh

  10. Castens, Stephen – Owner of a marketing servicves agency
    Clarke-Smith, Brendan – former Nottingham Cllr
    Lewer, Andrew – Derbyshire Cllr (council leader 2009-2013)
    Makhzangi, Toby – Head of Politics at Uppingham School
    Matthews, Rupert – stood in Bootle 1997, E Midlands Euros 2009
    Mattu, Sudesh – stood in Nottingham S in 2005

  11. Conservative list

    1. Emma McClarkin MEP
    2. Andrew Lewer
    3. Rupert Matthews
    4. Stephen Castens
    5. Brendan Clarke-Smith

  12. Labour list

    1. Glenis Willmott MEP
    2. Rory Palmer
    3. Linda Woodings
    4. Khalid Hadadi
    5. Nicki Brooks

  13. UKIP candidates:

    Roger Helmer – MEP since 1999 (UKIP since 2011)
    Margot Parker – stood Sherwood 2010, Corby byelection 2012
    Jonathan Bullock – Kettering cllr, stood in Gedling 2001 for the Conservatives
    Barry Mahoney – stood S Northants 2010
    Nigel Wickens – Director of a training company

  14. LAB 27.8 (2)
    UKIP 24.0 (2)
    CON 23.6 (1)
    OTH 8.7 (N/A)
    LD 8.1 (0)
    GRN 7.8 (0)

  15. Lib Dem candidates

    1. Bill Newton Dunn – MEP here since 1990
    2. Issan Ghazni – Stood Nottingham E 2010, Chair Nottingham Lib Dems
    3. Phil Knowles – Leader of Lib Dem group at Harborough council
    4. George Smid – Czech born, owner and director at an investment management company
    5. Deborah Newton-Cook – stood Derbyshire S 2005, E Midlands Euros 2009

  16. 1. Bill Newton Dunn – mep here since 1999

  17. Sorry typo

  18. Newton-Dunn is an MEP here since 1979 not 1999 (though lost his seat 1994-99).

  19. He can mark the 20th anniversary of losing his seat by losing his seat again

  20. I would say so. It would take a miracle for him to save his seat.

    I hope that God is EU-sceptic in this case 😉

  21. I can see UKIP doing well here. They’ve got a local base in Lincolnshire now where I think their votes will largely come from. Labour should be able to get more votes this time from reliable areas like Notts and Derbyshire. Those could affect Tory and Lib Dem representation.

  22. There is I think hardly any chance of there being LD representation but in terms of seats this is a very unpredictable region, because there are only 5 seats. I envisage the Tories Labour and UKIP all to be quite close but which ever party comes third will get only one seat and the other two parties will get two each. I think it most likely that the Tories will poll more votes than Labour, but really any of these parties could come first and any of them could come third

  23. UKIP will come ahead of the Tories here as the Tories have fallen considerably in the last few local elections, and will continue this trend next year as UKIP peaks.

  24. I’d say the Tory vote from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire will hold up fairly well. Not so sure about the other East Mids counties.

  25. It will hold up better there, but Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will both be firmly red; and Lincolnshire should be carried by UKIP. Remember that they didn’t stand in many divisions there that they would have won in May. Many of these were held by the Tories and with a slightly greater swing from CON to UKIP, a whole load of wards would topple.

  26. and who will win Rutland ….
    lab will top thanks to big wins in the cities of Nottingham,derby and Leicester (no locals in 2013) plus smaller wins in shires of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire . I am still think the cons will top in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire but with ukip very close with the 5th seat to decided by who ever comes 2nd to lab in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
    If you compare the 2013 Lincolnshire to 2005 you will see ukip gains from 8 wards that voted con 7 that voted labour and one that voted lib dem in fact ukips best group is the “old” c2 swing voter.

  27. UKIP ranking

    1 Roger Helmer 19,590
    2 Margot Parker 9,340
    3 Jonathan Bullock 3,245
    4 Nigel Wickens 2,242
    5 Barry Mahoney 2,229

  28. So Roger Helmer is standing here again in 2014.
    It would be interesting if he fought a Westminster seat.

    Quite like him actually – calls a spade a spade

  29. So we have Bill Newton Dunn here aswell – like Roger Helmer – an ex Tory – but went a different way,

  30. after removing the effects of double voting the latest local totals for the east mids are
    shires cities + rutland
    con 288918 54619
    lab 262925 116718
    ukip 173874 5900
    lib dem 84083 35799
    maj 25993 maj 62099

  31. well that come out wrong i will try again
    shires
    con 288918
    lab 262925
    ukip 173874
    lib dem 84083
    maj 25993
    cities + rutland
    con 54619
    lab 116718
    ukip 5900
    lib dem 36799
    maj 62099

  32. Much sagacity here and next euro election will be interesting to say the least. Only near certainties are that LibDem vote will collapse everywhere, UKIP will do well in Lincolnshire and Labour support in cities likely to come out and vote.

  33. It’ll be interesting to see how much the vote for Labour in target UK Parliamentary constituencies will be. E.g. Amber Valley, Broxtowe, Loughborough, Sherwood, Lincoln, Northampton North. Those are just a few but might be a good indicator of progress.

    The strength of their vote in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester will pretty much guarantee at least one seat.

    But how well they do in the towns/suburbs that border them (as well as Lincoln and Northampton) could make the difference between winning 1 or 2 MEPs.

  34. “The strength of their vote in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester will pretty much guarantee at least one seat”.

    The former mining areas around the Notts/Derbyshire border help Labour a lot more than Derby City. The latter is nowhere near as much of a Labour city as the other two mentioned. Only a combination of favourable boundaries and a fortuitous vote split in Derby N allowed them to win both parliamentary seats in 2010.

  35. UKIP: 2 seats
    LAB: 2 seats
    CON: 1 seat

    UKIP will poll very strongly in Lincolnshire but will not do as well in places like Nottinghamshire, where they would be lucky to finish on top. The Tories are likely to still stay above the 20% mark here, the swing from CON to UKIP will probably be the lowest here (along with London) of any English region.

  36. I would say 2 Con, 1 Lab is more likely, just.

  37. Maxim
    “Redirected from Derbyshire NE”
    I haven’t really looked at the new Bolsover? What’s it like?

  38. Another seat I found really interesting was the new West Bridgeford. At first glance it doesn’t look particularly interesting, notionals…

    Con=25,298 48%

    Lab=16,216 31%

    Tory majority of 17% thus nothing too exciting but with Ken Clarke retiring, the loss of his potential personal vote and the way West Bridgeford itself is trending could this be a Labour seat at some future date?

  39. 7 seats unchanged in the East Midlands:

    Bassetlaw.
    Gainsborough.
    High Peak.
    Leicester East.
    Leicester South.
    Mansfield.
    South Holland & The Deepings.

  40. High Peak would probably be one of only two genuine marginals in Derbyshire under the proposed boundaries, the other being Erewash.

    As mentioned on the relevant thread Amber Valley becomes much safer for the Conservatives, while they and Labour would be confident of winning Derbys S and Derby N respectively.

    Both would be assisted by a divided opposition in their respective seat. The Tories would be second but with the Lib Dems close behind in Derby N, while Derby S would have a decent UKIP vote snapping at Labour’s heals for second place. UKIP won Alvaston ward last time it was contested, and were only ten votes away from beating Labour in Boulton.

  41. Andrew Lewer’s selection (and election as MP) would mean he’d resign his seat as an MEP.

    It should go to the next on the List, Rupert Matthews.

    Although this should have happened when Helmer was due to stand down and didn’t as Baroness Warsi stopped it.

  42. Rupert Matthews has taken up his seat as the new Conservative MEP for the East Midlands region.

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