Eastern European Region

2009 Election
2009 Results
1. Geoffrey van Orden (Conservative) 500331 31.2% (+0.4%)
2. David Campbell-Bannerman (UKIP) 313921 19.6% (0.0)
3. Robert Sturdy (Conservative) (250166)
4. Andrew Duff (Liberal Democrat) 221235 13.8% (-0.2%)
5. Richard Howitt (Labour) 167833 10.5% (-5.8%)
6. Vicky Ford Conservative (166777)
7. Stuart Agnew (UKIP) (156960)
-. (Green) 141016 8.8% (+3.2%)
-. (BNP) 97013 6.1% (+1.7%)
-. (UK First) 38185 2.4% (n/a)
-. (English Democrats) 32211 2.0% (+0.2%)
-. (Christian) 24646 1.5% (n/a)
-. (No2EU) 13939 0.9% (n/a)
-. (Socialist Labour) 13599 0.8% (n/a)
-. (Animals Count) 13201 0.8% (n/a)
-. (Libertas) 9940 0.6% (n/a)
-. Peter Rigby (Independent) 9916 0.6% (n/a)
-. (Jury Team) 6354 0.4% (n/a)
Current sitting MEPs
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Geoffrey Van Orden (Conservative) Born 1945, Waterlooville. Former Brigadier in the Intelligence Corps. MEP for the East of England since 1999
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David Campbell Bannerman (Conservative) Born 1960, Bombay. Educated at Edinburgh University. Former communications director and special advisor to Sir Patrick mayhew. Tunbridge Wells councillor 1992-1996. Contested Glasgow Rutherglen 1997, Warwick and Leamington Spa 2001 as a Conservative, North Cornwall 2005, Suffolk South 2010 for UKIP. Contested Highlands and Islands in 2007 Scottish elections. Contested UKIP leadership election in 2006, 2010. Deputy leader of UKIP 2006-2010. Rejoined the Conservative party in 2011. MEP for the East of England since 2009.
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Robert Sturdy (Conservative) Born 1944, Wetherby. Educated at Ashville College, Harrogate. Former farmer. MEP for Cambridge and Bedfordshire North 1994-1999, East of England since 1999.
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Andrew Duff (Liberal Democrat) Born 1950, Birkenhead. Educated at Cambridge University. Cambridge councillor 1982-1990. MEP for East of England since 1999. Awarded the OBE for services to politics 1997.
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Richard Howitt (Labour) Born 1961 Reading. Educated at Oxford University. Harlow councllor 1985-1995. Contested Billericay 1987. MEP for Essex South 1994, for East of England since 1999.
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Vicky Ford (Conservative) Born 1967, Omagh. Educated at Cambridge University. Contested Birmingham Northfield 2005. MEP for East of England since 2009.
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Stuart Agnew (UKIP) Born 1949, Norwich. Educated at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Farmer. Contested Mid Norfolk 2001, Norfolk North 2005, Broadland 2010.


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Candidates announced so far for the 2014 European election are here.

Comments - 103 Responses on “Europe Eastern”
  1. Agreed, I’ve only met her twice but she was very keen for it and is very active in the Eastern Region

  2. A good springboard for selection as a parliamentary candidate in 2020 I imagine. Not that there are many winnable seats for Labour in the East.

  3. Maybe Peterborough in an election similar to 2015.

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