Scotland Euro Candidates 2014

Scotland returns six MEPs. In 2009 it returned two MEPs from the SNP and Labour, one MEP each for the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. Full results for 2009 are here.

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DAVID MARTIN (Labour) Born 1954, Edinburgh. Educated at Libertson High School. Lothian regional councillor 1982-1984. MEP for Lothian 1984, MEP for Scotland since 1999.
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CATHERINE STIHLER (Labour) Born 1973, Bellshill. Educated at Coltness High School and St Andrews University. Former researcher for Anne Begg. Contested Angus 1997, Dunfermline and West Fife 2006 by-election. MEP for Scotland since 1999.
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DEREK MUNN (Labour) Public affairs professional and former special advisor.

4. Katrina Murray 5. Asim Khan
6. Kirsty O`Brien
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IAN DUNCAN (Conservative) Born in Alyth. Educated at Alyth High School and St Andrews University. Public affairs professional and former Scottish Parliamentary clerk. Contested Aberdeen South 2003 Scottish election.
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BELINDA DON (Conservative) Born in Birmingham. Educated at Sussex University. Contested Glenrothes 2005, Dundee West 2007, Cowdenbeath, Scotland 2009 European election.
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NOSHEENA MOBARIK (Conservative) Born in Pakistan. Educated at Strathclyde University. Entrepreneur and Chairwoman of CBI Scotland. Awarded the OBE for services to business in 2004.

4. Jamie Gardiner 5. Iain McGill
6. Stuart McIntyre
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GEORGE LYON (Liberal Democrat) Born 1956, Rothesay. Educated at Rothesay Academy. Farmer. MEP for Scotland since 2009. MSP for Argyll and Bute 1999-2007.
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CHRISTINE JARDINE (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Braidfield High School and Glasgow University. Journalist. Contested Aberdeen Donside 2013 by-election.
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RICHARD BRODIE (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Bathgate Academy and Edinburgh University. Teacher. Dumfries and Galloway councillor since 2008.

4. Jade Holden 5. Siobhan Mathers
6. Euan Davidson
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DAVID COBURN (UKIP) Born in Glasgow. Businessman. Contested Old Bexley and Sidcup 2010.
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KEVIN NEWTON (UKIP) Educated at Edinburgh University. Contested Dunfermline West 1997, Clydesdale 2001 for the Conservatives.
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OTTO INGLIS (UKIP) Businessman. Contested Aberdeen Donside 2013 Holyrood by-election.

4. Denise Baykal 5. Hugh Hatrick
6. Malcolm Mackay
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IAN HUDGHTON (SNP) Former leader of Angus council. MEP for North East Scotland 1998-1999. MEP for Scotland since 1999.
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ALYN SMITH (SNP) Born 1973, Glasgow. Educated at Leeds University. Commercial lawyer. MEP for Scotland since 2004.
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TASMINA AHMED-SHEIKH (SNP) Born in Chelsea. Educated at Edinburgh University. Lawyer and actress. Contested Glasgow Govan 1999 Scottish elections for the Conservatives.

4. Stephen Gethins 5. Toni Giugiano
6. Chris Stephens
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MAGGIE CHAPMAN (Green) Born in Zimbabwe. University lecturer. Edinburgh councillor since 2007.
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CHAS BOOTH (Green) Born in Lincoln. Educated at Edinburgh University. Edinburgh councillor. Contested Scotland region 2004, 2009 European elections. Contested South of Scotland 1999, 2003 Scottish elections.

3. Grace Murray 4. Alastair Whitelaw
5. Anne Thomas 6. Steen Parish
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KENNETH MCDONALD (BNP)
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DAVID ORR (BNP) Doorman.

3. Victoria McKenzie 4. Angus Matthys
5. Paul Stafford 6. Stacey Fleming
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JOHN FOSTER (No2EU) History professor and international secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. Contested Glasgow Govan 1999 Scottish election, 2001 general election, 2003 Scottish election. Contested Scotland in 2009 European election.

2. Andrew Elliott 3. Murdo Maclean
4. Gail Morrow 5. Brian Smith
6. Richard Veitch
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JIM DOWSON (Britain First) Former BNP fundraiser and leader of the UK Life League.

2. John Randall 3. Jayda Fransen
4. Geoffrey Clynch 5. Margaret Clynch
6. Jane Shepherd
Comments - 58 Responses on “Scotland European Candidates 2014”
  1. Christian,
    I haven’t done the numbers for a 6 member seat, but for a 7 member one with more-or-less realistic numbers of votes for ‘others’, the minimum a seat can be won on is about 8.2% and the maximum that could still lead to missing out is about 11.5%. These numbers will be higher for a 6 member seat, so I am sure you are right that _both_ UKIP and Tories could miss out in Scotland, and a party with 40% could just about win 4 seats, if they got lucky.

    David,
    UKIP has clearly changed tone since the GE, and whatever the views of individuals that have been in it in the past, is now running a campaign fundamentally based around opposition to immigration. I’ve lost count of the number of council candidates its expelled for racism just in this election campaign: if UKIP wasn’t so right-wing (and BNP hadn’t fallen apart) it wouldn’t have attracted them in the first place. LeanMac might be ignoring the evidence of the polls and the electoral system in being unable to imagine UKIP winning a seat in Scotland, and while I hope the Scottish electorate doesn’t include enough people willing to vote for such an ultra-rightwing campaign, I fear it may do.

  2. According to the Daily Record poll, UKIP are only a couple of percentage points from winning a seat:

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farages-ukip-verge-winning-3567619

  3. Scotland: SNP 31%(3), Lab 24.5%(2), Con 15.5%(1), UKIP 10.5%, LD 7.5%, GRN 7%, BNP 1.5%,Other 2.5%

  4. Does anyone know what the margin of victory was for UKIP? It must have been close! Most media outlets were saying the SNP were on course to gaining a 3rd seat.

  5. Here’s a breakdown of the results by council area from The Herald:

    Aberdeen City: SNP 15,412 (29.5%) Lab 12,420 (23.8%) Con 9824 (18.8%) UKIP 5025 (9.6%) LD 4605 (8.8%) Green 3723 (7.1%)

    Aberdeenshire: SNP 19,802 (31.3%) Con 15,710 (24.8%) LD 8876 (14%) UKIP 7420 (11.7%) Lab 6402 (10.1%) Green 3612 (5.7%)

    Angus: SNP 11,044 (37.7%) Con 7534 (25.7%) Lab 3768 (12.9%) UKIP 3200 (10.9%) Green 1574 (5.4%) LD 1486 (5.1%)

    Argyll & Bute: SNP 7792 (28.4%) Con 5191 (18.9%) LD 5174 (18.8%) Lab 3695 (13.4%) UKIP 3030 (11%) Green 1912 (7%)

    Clackmannanshire: SNP 4074 (33.4%) Lab 3825 (31.4%) Con 1624 (13.3%) UKIP 1218 (10%) Green 736 (6%) LD 443 (3.6%)

    Dumfries and Galloway: Con 14,143 (33%) Lab 8909 (20.8%) SNP 8634 (20.2%) UKIP 5752 (13.4%) Green 2418 (5.7%) LD 1808 (4.2%)

    Dundee: SNP 13,573 (40.2%), Lab 9050 (26.8%) Con 4010 (11.9%) UKIP 2965 (8.8%) Green 2193 (6.5%) LD 1248 (3.7%)

    East Ayrshire: SNP 9320 (33.3%) Lab 9274 (33.1%) Con 3955 (14.1%) UKIP 2753 (9.8%) Green 1304 (4.7%) LD 629 (2.2%)

    East Dunbartonshire: SNP 8134 (25.7%) Lab 7475 (23.6%) Con 5401 (17.1%) LD 4500 (14.2%) UKIP 3148 (9.9%) Green 2405 (7.6%)

    East Lothian: Lab 8145 (29.3%) SNP 6781 (24.4%) Con 5807 (20.9%) UKIP 2756 (9.9%) Green 2250 (8.1%) LD 1586 (5.7%)

    East Renfrewshire: Con 8044 (27.8%) Lab 7623 (26.3%) SNP 6564 (22.7%) UKIP 2949 (10.2%) Green 2031 (7%) LD 1191 (4.1%)

    Edinburgh: Lab 32,758 (23.1%) SNP 32,721 (23%) Con 27,554 (19.4%) Green 22,836 (16.1%) LD 12,575 (8.9%) UKIP 10,992 (7.7%)

    Falkirk: SNP 11,542 (33.7%) Lab 10,343 (30.2%) UKIP 4360 (12.7%) Con 4038 (11.8%) Green 2046 (6%) LD 859 (2.4%)

    Fife: Lab 28,101 (30.6%) SNP 25,660 (28%) Con 12,460 (13.6%) UKIP 9515 (10.4%) LD 7956 (8.7%) Green 5975 (6.5%)

    Glasgow: Lab 45,676 (35.2%) SNP 37,820 (29.1%) Green 15,359 (11.8%) UKIP 12,638 (9.7%) Con 10,985 (8.5%) LD 6830 (3%)

    Highland: SNP 19,810 (30.3%) LD 12,189 (18.7%) Lab 9163 (14%) Con 9088 (13.9%) UKIP 7818 (12%) Green 5615 (8.6%)

    Inverclyde: Lab 7286 (35.8%) SNP 5842 (28.7%) Con 2878 (14.2%) UKIP 1887 (9.3%) LD 973 (4.8%) Green 929 (4.6%)

    Midlothian: Lab 6893 (31.2%) SNP 6386 (28.9%) Con 2908 (13.1%)UKIP 2361 (10.7%) Green 1903 (8.6%) LD 1142 (5.2%)

    Moray: SNP 7641 (33.8%) Con 5471 (24.2%) UKIP 3064 (13.6%) Lab 2955 (13.1%) Green 1609 (7.1%) LD 1205 (5.3%)

    North Ayrshire: SNP 10,736 (32.6%) Lab 9558 (28.8%) Con 5627 (17%) UKIP 3720 (11.2%) Green 1770 (5.3%) LD 855 (2.6%)

    North Lanarkshire: Lab 28,417 (40%) SNP 21,884 (30.8%) UKIP 7623 (10.7%) Con 6037 (8.5%) Green 3665 (5.2%) LD 1167 (1.6%)

    Orkney: LD 1825 (35.2%) SNP 872 (16.8%) Con 679 (13.1%) Green 619 (12%) UKIP 618 (11.9%) Lab 466 (9%)

    Perth & Kinross: SNP 14,271 (33%) Con 12,906 (29.8%) Lab 4890 (11.3%) UKIP 4386 (10.1%) LD 3377 (7.8%) Green 2723 (6.3%)

    Renfrewshire: Lab 16,021 (35.1%) SNP 13,449 (29.6%) Con 5777 (12.7%) UKIP 4748 (10.4%) Green 2810 (6.2%) LD 1508 (3.3%)

    Scottish Borders: Con 9972 (30.8%) SNP 6775 (20.6%) LD 5465 (16.7%) UKIP 4058 (12.4%) Lab 3363 (10.4%) Green 2459 (7.5%)

    Shetland: LD 1755 (33.9%) SNP 897 (17.3%) Green 638 (12.3%) UKIP 616 (11.9%) Lab 580 (11.4%) Con 543 (10.5%)

    South Ayrshire: Con 9848 (30.3%) SNP 8787 (27.1%) Lab 7226 (22.3%) UKIP 3339 (10.3%) Green 1550 (4.8%) LD 975 (3%)

    South Lanarkshire: Lab 24,871 (33.4%) SNP 21,915 (29.4%) Con 10,261 (13.8%) UKIP 8186 (11%) Green 4452 (6%) LD 2635 (3.5%)

    Stirling: SNP 7258 (28.9%) Lab 5651 (22.5%) Con 5568 (22.1%) Green 2640 (10.5%) UKIP 2201 (8.8%) LD 1435 (5.7%)

    West Dunbartonshire: Lab 7631 (38%) SNP 6468 (32.2%) UKIP 2113 (10.5%) Con 1624 (8.1%) Green 1339 (6.7%) LD 379 (1.9%)

    West Lothian: SNP 14,279 (32.4%) Lab 13,932 (31.7%) UKIP 5228 (11.9%) Con 5102 (11.6%) Green 2710 (6.2%) LD 1425 (3.2%)

    Western Isles: SNP 3310 (43.1%) Lab 1842 (24%) UKIP 847 (11%) Con 761 (9.9%) Green 500 (6.5%) LD 243 (3%)

  6. If there was one UKIP victory which pleased me, it was this one. It is an understatement to say that Salmond looked extremely displeased when interviewed by the BBC on Sunday night. He is someone I used to quite like who has now become so arrogant and dictatorial that he seems to treat Scotland as a personal fiefdom.

  7. Hats off to Joe for nailing his prediction in April I think.

  8. “Edinburgh: Lab 32,758 (23.1%) SNP 32,721 (23%) Con 27,554 (19.4%) Green 22,836 (16.1%) LD 12,575 (8.9%) UKIP 10,992 (7.7%)

    Glasgow: Lab 45,676 (35.2%) SNP 37,820 (29.1%) Green 15,359 (11.8%) UKIP 12,638 (9.7%) Con 10,985 (8.5%) LD 6830 (3%) ”

    I was amazed that UKIP did better in Glasgow than in Edinburgh given that the Conservatives are stronger in the latter.

    However, perhaps UKIP did well amoungst the kinds of people who voted Tory in Glasgow before the 1986 Anglo Irish Agreement.

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