Yorkshire Euro Candidates 2014

Yorkshire and the Humber returns six MEPs. In 2009 it returned two Conservative MEPs, one UKIP, one Labour, one Liberal Democrat and one BNP. The first Conservative MEP, Edward McMillan-Scott, was expelled from the Conservative party after standing against the ECR candidates for a Vice-Presidency of the European Parliament. The BNP MEP Andrew Brons resigned from the BNP in 2012 after falling out with Nick Griffin. Full results for 2009 are here.

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LINDA MCAVAN (Labour) Born 1962, Bradford. Educated at Heriot-Watt University. Former local government worker. MEP for South Yorkshire 1998-1999. MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside since 1999.
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RICHARD CORBETT (Labour) Born 1955, Southport. Educated at Farnborough Road School and Oxford University. Former civil servant and policy advisor. MEP for Merseyside West 1996-1999. MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside 1999-2009.
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ELEANOR TUNNICLIFFE (Labour) Born in Carshalton. Educated at Cambridge University. Solicitor. Contested Richmond Park 2010.

4. Asghar Khan 5. Helen Mirfin-Boukouris
6. Darren Hughes
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TIMOTHY KIRKHOPE (Conservative) Born 1945, Newcastle. Educated at Royal Grammar School and Law Society College of Law. Solicitor. Former Northumberland county councillor. MP for Leeds North East 1987-1997. MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside since 1999. Government whip 1990-1995.
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ALEX STORY (Conservative) Born 1974. Film and documentary producer, former Olympic rower. Contested Denton and Reddish 2005, Wakefield 2010.
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JOHN PROCTER (Conservative) Businessman. Leeds councillor since 1992. Contested Pudsey 2001.

4. Carolyn Abbott 5. Michael Naughton
6. Ryan Stephenson
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EDWARD MCMILLAN-SCOTT (Liberal Democrat) Born 1949, Cambridge. Former public affairs consultant. MEP for York 1984-1994 for the Conservatives. MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside since 1999, originally elected as a Conservative.. Leader of the Conservative MEPs 1997-2001. Defected to the Liberal Democrats.
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JAMES MONAGHAN (Liberal Democrat) Born in Wakefield. Educated at Ackworth School and Leicester University. Small businessman. Leeds councillor 2005-2011. Contested Morley and Outwood 2010, Yorkshire region 2009 European elections.
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JOSEPH OTTEN (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Sheffield University. Software developer. Sheffield councillor.

4. Chris Foote-Wood 5. Jacqueline Bell
6. Aqila Choudhry
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JANE COLLINS (UKIP) Born 1962. UKIP party organiser. Contested Scunthorpe 2010, Barnsley Central 2011 by-election, Rotherham 2012 by-election.
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AMJAD BASHIR (UKIP) Born in Pakistan. Chairman of a restaurant group.
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MIKE HOOKEM (UKIP) Former serviceman, carpenter and small businessman. Contested Hull East 2010.

4. Gary Shores 5. Jason Smith
6. Anne Murgatroyd
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ANDREW COOPER (Green) Educated at Staffordshire university. Business development manager. Contested Kirklees councillor since 1999.
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SHAN OAKES (Green) Educated at Plympton Grammar School and Leicester University. Former teacher and LEA officer. Contested Haltemprice and Howden 2008 by-election, Yorkshire and Humberside 2009 European election.

3. Victoria Dunn 4. Denise Craghill
5. Martin Hemingway 6. Kevin Warnes
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MARLENE GUEST (BNP) Contested Rotherham 2005, 2010, 2012 by-election. Former Liberal Democrat. Appeared in 2008 Sky documentary BNP Wives.
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ADAM WALKER (BNP) Former teacher, banned from teaching for life in 2013 after a conviction for dangerous driving for chasing two children in his car after they taunted him. Contested North East region in 2009 European election, Bishop Auckland 2010.

3. Daniel Cooke 4. Joanne Brown
5. Steven Harrison 6. Stuart Henshaw
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CHRIS BEVERLEY (English Democrats) Educated at Leeds University. Leeds councillor 2006-2010 for the BNP. Contested Yorkshire & Humberside region in 2004, 2009 European elections, Morley and Rothwell 2005, Morley and Outwood 2010 for the BNP. Defected to the English Democrats in 2011.

2. David Wildgoose 3. Ian Sutton
4. Colin Porter 5. Tom Redmood
6. David Allen
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CHRISTOPHER BOOTH (An Independence from Europe) Educated at De Montfort University. Chartered surveyor.

2. Kerrie Oxenham 3. Malcolm Snelling
4. John Martin 5. Paul Sootheran
6. Howard Blake
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TREVOR HOWARD (No2EU) Yorks & Lincs Regional President of the RMT.

2. Mary Jackson 3. Carrie Hedderwick
4. Adrian O'Malley 5. Steven Andrew
6. Iain Dalton
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STEWART ARNOLD (Yorkshire First) Educated at Maldon Grammar and London University. Contested Leeds Central 2001, Don Valley 2005, Yorkshire and Humberside region 2009 European elections for the Liberal Democrats. Husband of former Lib Dem MEP Diana Wallis. Second on the Lib Dem list for the 2009 European elections he turned down the opportunity to succeed Diana Wallis upon her retirement in 2012.

2. Richard Carter 3. Richard Honnoraty
Comments - 70 Responses on “Yorkshire European Candidates 2014”
  1. For Yorks and Humber, I’m predicting:

    2 Labour
    2 Conservative
    2 UKIP

  2. Sorry, error in my arithmetic. I’m going to reduce the Conservatives down to 1 seat, and give the Lib Dems a seat.

  3. Adam, it seems odd that you say Lib Dems ahead of Greens when of the last 4 European polls, two have had each of those parties ahead of the other, and each time I have seen a breakdown by region that specifies Y&H, Greens have been ahead of LDs in Y&H (even in polls where Greens have been behind LDs nationally).

  4. I think Adam was right the first time. LDs or Greens can’t win here!

  5. “Can’t” seems a bit strong, Pete.

    Remember the YouGov poll for the Green Party (reported on UKPR 3rd May) had a breakdown for Y&H of Con 9%, Labour 32%, LibDem 12%, UKIP 29%, Green 16%, BNP1% (see my post of a couple of days ago for caveats, etc).

    Any of those 6 parties could win seats in Y&H. Some of them won’t, because a couple will probably win two seats.

  6. ‘Can’t win here’ was an obvious pisstake of the classic LD leaflet where they make this kind of claim of other parties – I expected that the reference would have been obvious to election anoraks.
    I don’t need to see your post a couple of days ago to understand the caveats regarding regional subsamples. They are meaningless and worthless as everyone knows and as the 9% figure for the Tories (if that is not a typo) clearly shows too

  7. Sorry, even though (decades ago) I probably delivered thousands of leaflets with “Can’t win here” on (and may even have printed runs of them on an offset litho), the reference wasn’t that obvious to this literal-minded election anorak!

    Either LDs or Greens could win in Y&H. Indeed, both could have seats in Y&H after the election Even if neither of us think that odd combination will happen, it could.

  8. For the Greens or LDs to win in Y&H they would probably need at least 10 or 11 percents. Cant see that happening.

  9. The LDs are likely to come fifth and may not gain a seat as their lead candidate is an ex-tory. The far right is so split that none of them will gain a seat. The Tories will lose votes to Ukip and the far right
    My prediction is 2 Labour
    2 Ukip
    1 Tory
    1 Green

  10. Almost certainly going to be two-a-piece here for the top three. Although it would be great if Macmillan-Scott found a way to hold on..

    I predict:
    UKIP: 25%
    Labour: 24%
    Conservative: 20%
    Liberal Democrat: 9%
    Others: 22%

  11. No, it would not be great if Macmillan-Scott held on. I have been looking forward to his departure for ages

  12. Just out of interest, is anyone else watching the debate on BBC Parliament?

  13. I’m not Adam. I’m too engrossed by Playboy 1 at the moment

  14. Yorkshire and the Humber: Lab 28.5%(3), UKIP 28%(2), Con 19.5%(1), LD 8%, GRN 7.5%, BNP 4%, Other 4.5%

  15. We ran into Edward MacMillan-Scott up in Crookes in Sheffield this morning. it does seem rather unlikely he’ll keep his job.

  16. Please tell me that you were driving and he was crossing the road 😉

  17. We were actually driving, but he managed to deftly avoid us.

  18. JDA that gives 2 each under dhondt.

  19. I would have voted BNP but I don’t know my candidates. Who is this Steve fella…..is he english?

  20. UKIP polled more votes than the Labour party in the Wakefield district, bearing in mind the Wakefield district have some of the safest Labour seats in the country this is a remarkable achievement by UKIP and should be a concern to Labour and Conservative.

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