London European Region

2014 Election
2014 Results
1. Claude Moraes (Labour) 806959 36.7% (+15.4%)
2. Syed Kamall (Conservative) 495639 22.5% (-4.8%)
3. Mary Honeyball (Labour) (403480)
4. Gerard Batten (UKIP) 371133 16.9% (+6.1%)
5. Lucy Anderson (Labour) (268986)
6. Charles Tannock (Conservative) (247820)
7. Seb Dance (Labour) (201740)
8. Jean Lambert (Green) 196419 8.9% (-2%)
. (Liberal Democrat) 148013 6.7% (-7%)
. (4 Freedoms) 28014 1.3% (n/a)
. (Independence from Europe) 26675 1.2% (n/a)
. (Christian Peoples Alliance) 23702 1.1% (-1.9%)
. (National Health Action) 23253 1.1% (n/a)
. (Animal Welfare) 21092 1% (n/a)
. (BNP) 19246 0.9% (-4.1%)
. (Europeans) 10712 0.5% (n/a)
. (English Democrats) 10142 0.5% (-0.9%)
. (Communities United) 6951 0.3% (n/a)
. (National Liberal) 6736 0.3% (n/a)
. (No2EU) 3804 0.2% (n/a)
. (Harmony) 1985 0.1% (n/a)
Current sitting MEPs
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Claude Moraes (Labour) Born India. Educated at Dundee University. Prior to his election was director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. MEP for London since 1999.
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Syed Kamall (Conservative) Born 1967, London. Educated at Latymer School and Liverpool University. Former business consultant. Contested London assembly elections 2000, West Ham 2001. MEP for London since 2005, succeeding Theresa Villiers upon her election to Parliament.
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Mary Honeyball (Labour) Born 1953, Weymouth. Prior to her election was the General Secretary of the Association of Chief Officers of Probation. MEP for London since 2000, when she succeeded upon the resignation of Pauline Green.
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Gerard Batten (UKIP) Born 1954, London. Former British Telecom salesman. Contested Barking by-election 1994, Harlow 1997, West Ham 2001, Dagenham 2005. Contested London mayoralty 2008. MEP for the London Region since 2004.
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Lucy Anderson (Labour) Trade Union officer. Former Camden councillor. MEP for London since 2014
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Charles Tannock (Conservative) Born 1957, Aldershot. Educated at Bradfield College and Oxford University. Former consultant psychiatrist. MEP for London since 1999.
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Seb Dance (Labour) Born in London. Charity worker and former special advisor to Sean Woodward. MEP for London since 2014
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Jean Lambert (Green) Born 1950, Orsett. Former teacher. MEP for London since 1999. Principle speaker of the Green party between 1992-1993 and 1998-1999.

Full candidates for the 2014 European election are here.

2009 Election
2009 Results
1. Charles Tannock (Conservative) 479037 27.4% (+0.6%)
2. Claude Moraes (Labour) 372590 21.3% (-3.5%)
3. Sarah Ludford (Liberal Democrat) 240156 13.7% (-1.6%)
4. Syed Kamall (Conservative) (239519)
5. Jean Lambert (Green) 190589 10.9% (+2.5%)
6. Gerard Batten (UKIP) 188440 10.8% (-1.6%)
7. Mary Honeyball (Labour) (186295)
8. Marina Yannakoudakis (Conservative) (159679)
. (BNP) 86420 4.9% (+0.9%)
. (Christian) 51336 2.9% (n/a)
. Jan Jananayagam (Independent) 50014 2.9% (n/a)
. (English Democrats) 24477 1.4% (+0.6%)
. (No2EU) 17758 1% (n/a)
. (Socialist Labour) 15306 0.9% (n/a)
. (Libertas) 8444 0.5% (n/a)
. (Jury Team) 7284 0.4% (n/a)
. Steven Cheung (Independent) 4918 0.3% (n/a)
. (Socialist (GB)) 4050 0.2% (n/a)
. (Yes2Europe) 3384 0.2% (-0.2%)
. Sohale Rahman (Independent) 3248 0.2
. Gene Alcantara (Independent) 1972 0.1
. Haroon Saad (Independent) 1603 0.1% (n/a)
Current sitting MEPs
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Charles Tannock (Conservative) Born 1957, Aldershot. Educated at Bradfield College and Oxford University. Former consultant psychiatrist. MEP for London since 1999.
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Claude Moraes (Labour) Born India. Educated at Dundee University. Prior to his election was director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. MEP for London since 1999.
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Sarah Ludford (Liberal Democrat) Born 1951. Former Islington councillor. Life peer since 1997. MEP for London since 1999.
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Syed Kamall (Conservative) Born 1967, London. Educated at Latymer School and Liverpool University. Former business consultant. Contested London assembly elections 2000, West Ham 2001. MEP for London since 2005, succeeding Theresa Villiers upon her election to Parliament.
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Jean Lambert (Green) Born 1950, Orsett. Former teacher. MEP for London since 1999. Principle speaker of the Green party between 1992-1993 and 1998-1999.
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Gerard Batten (UKIP) Born 1954, London. Former British Telecom salesman. Contested Barking by-election 1994, Harlow 1997, West Ham 2001, Dagenham 2005. Contested London mayoralty 2008. MEP for the London Region since 2004.
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Mary Honeyball (Labour) Born 1953, Weymouth. Prior to her election was the General Secretary of the Association of Chief Officers of Probation. MEP for London since 2000, when she succeeded upon the resignation of Pauline Green.
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Marina Yannakoudakis (Conservative) Born 1956, Paddington. Educated at Brunel University. Barnet councillor 2006-2010. MEP for London since 2009.


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Comments - 265 Responses on “Europe London”
  1. Worthwhile remembering UKIP went as high as 38% in the polls at the last Euro elections but ended up on “only” 27%.

  2. Prediction for the London region:

    Lab: 2
    Brex: 2
    LD: 2
    Grn: 1
    Con: 1

    If Change UK win an MEP anywhere, it will be Gavin Esler here. My current hunch is that they will fall just short.

  3. In an election which has crazier polling than any I can remember, here’s yet another twist: the Lib Dems may yet come first in London:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/thetorchsays/status/1129855367108800518

  4. The forecast is dry and sunny for the whole of the UK on Thursday (as it was for the Euros in 2009).

  5. As previously mentioned all but one Regions’ electorates are down on 2014.

    Greater London’s is down 20,000, with the largest fall being down 8% in K & C.

    Boston (East Mids) being down 6% does suggest that it’s a fall in EU Nationals and not just a fall in students in cities [which is the case in university halls’ wards – where Rolls fell 40% in 2015].

  6. “The largest fall being in Kensington & Chelsea”.

    Sadly, I imagine a chunk of that will be because a building housing several hundred people burnt down.

  7. I wish people wouldnt read into cross breaks they are so unreliable

  8. PT – hardly. K & C fell by 7,000 and I think there were only 250 on the Roll there. Hence why it took so long identifying who was actually living there (as opposed to who was registered there).

  9. Grenfell victims were rightly entitled to be rehoused in the same locality after a period of temporary accommodation unless they chose otherwise.

    Though this is such a compact seat they may have found themselves in eg Hammersmith or Westminster North.

    Much of the drop in the electorate in KC will be EU nationals and continuing hollowing out of Brits through gentrification.

  10. EU nationals may have opted in a greater than usual number to vote in their native country. Also because in many countries they were probably asked to opt one way or the other because the exetention to October was asked

  11. Prediction: Lib Dems will do extremely well…much better than expected and will easily be in second place in terms of seats. Imo will get more than LAB here in London.

    There is tiny chance they’ll get more vote share than the BXP

  12. Nationally, I meanre the first sentence

  13. Its actually harder for them to get more seats than labour than to poll more than labour

  14. Is it? .OK. because of the spread of votes..? Maybe yet again, vote the L/Dems won’t be reflected in the number of representatives they’re given.

  15. The LDs could.narrowly miss out in e.g NE and Wales.

    Labour could be efficiently distributed e.g. narrowly hanging on to one in Scotland, eastern or even the southwest where it looks in danger.while the LDs are unlikely to get more than 2 in any region.

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