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London Euros

The London European region covers Greater London. In 2009 the region returned 3 Conservative MEPs, 2 Labour MEPs, 1 UKIP MEP, 1 Lib Dem MEP and 1 Green MEP.

Sitting MEPs and 2009 Results

1. portrait Charles Tannock (Conservative) 479,037 (27.4%)
2. portrait Claude Moraes (Labour) 372,590 (21.3%)
3. portrait Sarah Ludford (Liberal Democrat) 240,156 (13.7%)
4. portrait Syed Kamall (Conservative) (239,519)
5. portrait Jean Lambert (Green) 190,589 (10.9%)
6. portrait Gerard Batten (UKIP) 188,440 (10.8%)
7. portrait Mary Honeyball (Labour) (186,295)
8. portrait Marina Yannakoudakis (Conservative) (159,679)
-. BNP 86,420 (4.9%)
-. Christian Party 51,336 (2.9%)
-. Jan Jananayagam (Independent) 50,014 (2.9%)
-. English Democrats 24,477 (1.4%)
-. No2EU 17,758 (1.0%)
-. Socialist Labour 15,306 (0.9%)
-. Libertas 8,444 (0.5%)
-. Jury Team 7,284 (0.4%)
-. Steven Cheung (Independent) 4,918 (0.3%)
-. Socialist Party of GB 4,050 (0.2%)
-. Yes 2 Europe 3,384 (0.2%)
-. Sohale Rahman (Independent) 3,248 (0.2%)
-. Gene Alcantara (Independent) 1,972 (0.1%)
-. Haroon Saad (Independent) 1,603 (0.1%)

2004 Results

1. portrait Syed Kamall (Conservative) 504,941 (26.8%) (Replaced Theresa Villiers 2005)
2. portrait Claude Moraes (Labour) 466,584 (24.8%)
3. portrait Sarah Ludford (Liberal Democrat) 288,790 (15.3%)
4. portrait John Bowis (Conservative) (252,471) (Will stand down at next election)
5. portrait Mary Honeyball (Labour) (233,292)
6. portrait Gerard Batten (UKIP) 232,633 (12.3%)
7. portrait Charles Tannock (Conservative) (168,314)
8. portrait Jean Lambert (Green) 158,986 (8.4%)
9. portrait Robert Evans (Labour) (155,528) (Will stand down at next election)
-. Respect 91,175 (4.8%)
-. BNP 76,152 (4.0%)
-. CPA 45,038 (2.4%)
-. English Democrats 15,945 (0.9%)
-. People’s Party… 5,205 (0.3%)

2009 Candidates


1. portraitClaude Moraes. Sitting MEP. 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.
2. portraitMary Honeyball. Sitting MEP. 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.
3. portraitAnne Fairweather. Born London. External relations manager for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
4. portraitKevin McGrath. Chartered surveyor and partner of an asset management firm. Contested North East Hampshire 2005. Funded Hilary Benn’s deputy leadership campaign in 2007. Part owner of Tribune since 2008.
5. portraitEmma Jones. Teacher. Haringey councillor
6. portraitRaj Jethwa. Trade Union policy officer. Contested Harborough 2001.
7. portraitNilgun Canver. Born 1957, Turkey. Haringey councillor since 1998.
8. portraitAbdul Asad. Tower Hamlets councillor.


1. portraitCharles Tannock. Sitting MEP. Born 1957, Aldershot. Educated at Bradfield College and Oxford University. Former consultant psychiatrist. MEP for London since 1999.
2. portraitSyed Kamall. Sitting MEP. Born 1967, London. Educated at Latymer School and Liverpool University. Former business consultant. Contested London assembly elections 2000, West Ham 2001. MEP for Lonsonc since 2005, succeeding Theresa Villiers upon her election to Parliament.
3. portraitMarina Yannakoudakis. Barnet councillor.
4. portraitJean-Paul “JP” Floru. Born 1969, Aalst, Belgium. Educated at Leuven University. Non practicising solicitor and director of the Freedom Alliance. Westminster councillor since 2006.
5. portraitWarwick Lightfoot. Economist. Kensington and Chelsea councillor. Contested Cornwall South East 1997. Unsucessfully sought the Conservative nomination for London mayor in 2007.
6. portraitGraham Postles. Born 1957, Liverpool. Educated at Birmingham Polytechnic. Chartered insurance broker, working as a self-employed marketing and communications consultant. Contested Walsall South 1987, Dudley West by-electon 1994. Contested Newham mayoralty 2002.
7. portraitAlison Sproule. Works for Macmillan Cancer Support.
8. portraitIan Twinn

Liberal Democrat

1. portraitSarah Ludford Sitting MEP. Born 1951. Former Islington councillor. Life peer since 1997. MEP for London since 1999.
2. portraitJonathan Fryer Born 1950, Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Freelance writer and broadcaster. Bromley councillor 1986-1990. Contested Chelsea 1983, Orpington 1987, Leyton 1992. Contested London South-East 1979, 1984, 1994, London 1999, 2004.
3. portraitDinti Batstone
4. portraitChristopher Le Breton Born 1964, Kenya. Educated at Sussex University. Leadership coach. Contested Greenwich and Woolwich 2005.
5. portraitJohn Pindar Former Lambeth councillor.
6. portraitSimon James Kingston councillor since 2002. Contested Tooting 1997, 2001, Spelthorne 2005.
7. portraitCaroline Persson
8. portraitBen Jones


1. portraitGerald Batten Sitting MEP. 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.
2. portraitRalph Atkinson European Parliament researcher. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2005. Contested London region in 2004 European Parliamentary elections. Contested London list in 2008 Assembly elections.
3. portraitMichael Zuckerman Contested Ludlow 2005.
4. portraitTim Worstall Born 1963, Torquay. Educated at Downside Abbey and the LSE. Blogger and metals dealer.
5. portraitSunita Webb Contested Brent and Harrow in 2008 London elections.
6. portraitStrachan McDonald Contested Tooting 2005.
7. portraitLawrence Webb
8. portraitAnuruddha Reuata


1. portraitJean Lambert. Sitting MEP. Born 1950, Orsett. Former teacher. MEP for London since 1999. Principle speaker of the Green party between 1992-1993 and 1998-1999.
2. portraitUte Michel. Born Germany. NHS project officer. Lewisham councillor since 2006..
3. portraitShahrar Ali. Educated at UCL. Green Party London Policy Coordinator. Contested Brent East 2005, Brent & Harrow 2008 London elections. Will contest Brent Central at the next General election..
4. portraitJoseph Healy.Born Dublin. Contested London in 2004 European elections. Will contest Vauxhall at next general election.
5. portraitMiranda Dunn. Born Putney. Former actress, now full time political activist and housewife. Contested Barnet and Camden in 2004 and 2000 London Assembly elections. Contested Finchley and Golders Green 2001, Barnet & Camden 2008 London elections. Convicted of disorderly conduct in 2007 for breaking through Treasury security cordons to shout “Gordon Bown is a war criminal”, she had previously been arrested for criminal damage to a carpet after throwing a tomato at President Bush..
6. portraitShasha Khan. Director in a family business and runs a dance music record label. Contested Croydon North 2005, Croydon and Sutton at 2008 London elections. Will contest Croydon North at next election.
7. portraitJohn Hunt. Former software specialist, now retrained as a nurse.
8. portraitCaroline Allen. Born 1974, Essex. Educated Colchester County High and Cambridge University. Veterinary Surgeon practicing in North London.


1. portraitBob Bailey. Born 1965, Scunthorpe. Former royal marine. Barking and Dagenham councillor since 2006. Contested London assembly list 2008.
2. portraitMichael Barnbrook. Born Essex. Educated at Plaistow Grammar School. Retired policeman. Will contest Old Bexley and Sidcup at the next election.
3. portraitDennis Pearce. Retired engineer and former colour sergeant. Brother of former England footballer Stuart Pearce.
4. portraitJulian Leppert. Postal worker. Contested London mayoralty 2004. Contested Londonwide list in 2004, 2008 GLA elections. Contested Epping Forest 2005. Redbridge councillor since 2006.
5. portraitRoberta Woods. Educated at University of Greenwich. IT analyst. Contested London assembly list 2008.
6. portraitChris Forster. Former local authority auditor and accountant, now working as a psychic and psychic event organiser. Contested London assembly list in 2008.
7. portraitJohn Clarke. Educated at Croydon College. Mechanical engineer.
8. portraitJohn Evans. Born 1937.


1. portraitMax Burt Former advertising executive, left disabled after a car accident. Now working as a marketing consultant.
2. portraitSusannah Prins Educated at Edinburgh University. Head of development at Open Europe.
3. portraitPeter Lloyd Works in the financial services industry.
4. portraitHerbert Crossman Former Liberal Democrat councillor in Harrow. Contested Harrow West for the Referendum Party in 1997. Member of the Conservative party 1998-1999. Contested 2008 Haltemprice and Howden by-election as an Independent.
5. portraitVictoria Wood Born Somerset. Works in film and events management
6. portraitAlan Radlett
7. portraitManesh Padhiar
8. portraitPaul Forrester


1. portraitBob Crow Born 1961, Shadwell. Educated at Hainault High School. Former London transport track-repairer. General Secretary of the RMT since 2002. Former member of the CPGB, CPB and the Socialist Labour Party.
2. portraitJohn Hendy Barrister specialising in industrial relations and employment rights. QC.
3. portraitMary Davis Professor of Labour history at London Metropolitan University.
4. portraitKevin Nolan Unite convenor at Visteon
5. portraitSyed Islam Social worker.
6. portraitOnay Kasab Unison branch secretary. Member of the Socialist party.
7. portraitJohn Rowe Health worker
8. portraitNick Wrack Educated at Cambridge University. Barrister, specialising in criminal defence, inquests, prison law and civil actions against police. Former journalist and editor of Militant.


1. portraitDaniel Lambert Contested Vauxhall 2005, Lambeth & Southwark 2008 London elections.
2. Tristan Miller 3. Janet Carter
4. Bill Martin 5. Adam Buick
6. Simon Wigley 7. Frederick Allen
8. Patricia Deutz

English Democrat

1. portraitRoger Cooper Born 1945, Hertfordshire. Catering consultant. Contested South West and Londonwide list in 2008 London elections.
2. portraitGraham Dare Medium and spiritualist healer. Croydon councillor 1998-2002, originally for the Conservative party but defected to the Liberal Democrats 2001. Contested Croydon South 2005 for Veritas, Barnet and Camden 2008 London elections for Veritas.
3. portraitSati Chaggar Born Nairobi, 1961. Owns a car repair business. Contested Ealing Southall by-election 2007, Ealing and Southall 2008.
4. portraitGraham Wood
5. portraitArvind Tailor Born 1964. Contested Brent and Harrow 2008.
6. portraitElaine Cheeseman
7. portraitDavid Stevens Born 1966. Contested Barnet and Camden 2008.
8. portraitJanus Polenceus Born 1983. Educated at St Michael’s Secondary School, Bermondsey. Actor. Contested Vauxhall 2005.

Christian Party

1. portraitGeorge Hargreaves Born George Jackman in 1958. Educated at Woolverstone Hall School and Oxford University. Former songwriter, most famously penning Sinitta’s “So Macho”, now Pastor of the Hephizibah Christian Centre, Hackney. Contested Walthamstow for the Referendum Party in 1997. Contested 2004 Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election for Operation Christian Vote. Contested Scotland in 2004 European elections for Operation Christian Vote. Contested Na h-Eileanan an Lar 2005, Dunfermline and West Fife by-election 2006, Haltemprice and Howden by-election 2008.
2. portraitSusan May Works for a housing association. GLA candidate 2000, 2004, 2008.
3. portraitPaula Warren Runs a business selling festive decorations. Contested London elections 2008.
4. portraitStephen Hammond Ordained lay minister. Works in property finance and management. President of the CPA. Contested GLA elections 2004, 2008, West Ham 2005.
5. portraitMary Boyle Radiographer at Hillingdon hospital. Has worked with the Simon Community and COPE foundation. Contested Ealing and Hillingdon 2008.
6. portraitSuzanne Fernandez
7. portraitPetar Ljubisic
8. portraitDavid Williams

Jury Team

1. portraitReza Tabrizi Educated at UMIST. Consultant to HSBC.
2. Evan Millner 3. Lucy O’Sullivan McCormick
4. Afshin Payravi 5. Thomas Mulcahy
6. Sherif Malak 7. David Littlejohn
8. Gregory Williams

Socialist Labour

1. portraitArthur Scargill Born 1938, Worsbrough Dale. Educated at Worsbrough Dale School and worked as a miner from the age of 15. President of the NUM from 1981 to 2002, he was the leader of the 1984-1985 miners strike. Left the Labour Party and founded the Socialist Labour Party in 1996. Contested Newport East 1997, Hartlepool 2001.
2. Amanda Rose 3. Colin Muir
4. Linda Muir 5. Ronald Sinclair
6. Margaret Sharkey 7. Alan Jones
8. Carole Whatham


1. portraitBrendan Donnelly Director of the Federal Trust. Former Conservative MEP, he left the party and contested the 1999 European elections as the Pro-Euro Conservative Party. Subsequently joined the Liberal Democrat party.

There are also five Independent candidates:

portraitGene Alcantara (Independent) Immigration caseworker. Contested West Ham 2005 for Veritas.
portraitSteven Cheung (Independent) Born Hong Kong. Radio DJ and community activist.
portraitJan Jananayagam (Independent) Member of Tamils against Genocide.
portraitSohale Rahman (Independent) Born London. Business consultant.
portraitHaroon Saad (No description)

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.