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East Midlands
European Parliament constituency
East Midlands (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Shown within England
Created 1999
MEP(s) 6 (1999 - 2009)
5 (2009 - present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. For 2009 it elects 5 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.



The constituency corresponds to the East Midlands region of England, comprising the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and the non-Metropolitan county of Lincolnshire.


It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Leicester, Northamptonshire and Blaby, Nottingham and Leicestershire North West, Nottinghamshire North and Chesterfield, and parts of Lincolnshire and Humberside South, Peak District, and Staffordshire East and Derby.

Members of the European Parliament


1999 - 2004

MEP's Name Political Party
Nick Clegg Liberal Democrats
Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative
Roger Helmer Conservative
Bill Newton Dunn Conservative (1999 - 2000)
Liberal Democrats (2000 onwards)
Mel Read Labour
Phillip Whitehead Labour

2004 - 2009

MEP's Name Political Party
Derek Clark UKIP
Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative
Roger Helmer Conservative
Robert Kilroy-Silk UKIP (2004)
Veritas (2004 - 2005)
Independent (2005 - 2009)
Bill Newton Dunn Liberal Democrats
Phillip Whitehead (Died 31 December 2005) Labour (until 2005)
Glenis Willmott (Appointed on 1 January 2006 to replace Phillip Whitehead) Labour (2006 onwards)

Complaint against Kilroy-Silk

In August 2005, four of the MEPs for the region (Clark, Heaton-Harris, Helmer and Whitehead) sent a joint letter to President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell to complain of Kilroy-Silk: "He seems to have done little or no work as a constituency MEP for the East Midlands. This leaves five MEPs to do the work of six and the electorate have been short-changed". They went on to complain that Kilroy-Silk was not "fulfilling the pledge he made on becoming an MEP, to serve the electorate of his region" and to call for him to "either do the job for which he is paid, or get out and leave it to those who can."[1] Such a complaint is unprecedented and Kilroy-Silk refused to comment on it; the European Parliament does not have any power to expel a member and Borell has taken no action.[1]

2009 - 2014

MEP's Name Political Party
Derek Clark UKIP
Bill Newton Dunn Liberal Democrats
Roger Helmer Conservative
Emma McClarkin Conservative
Glenis Willmott Labour

Election results

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Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2009: East Midlands[2]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Helmer, Emma McClarkin,
Rupert Matthews, Fiona Bulmer, George Lee[3]
30.2 +3.8
Labour Glenis Willmott,
Roy Kennedy, Kathryn Salt, J David Morgan, Cate Taylor[4]
206,945 16.9 -4.1
UKIP Derek Clark,
Christopher Pain, Stephen Allison, Deva Kumarasiri, Irena Marriott[5]
201,184 16.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrat Bill Newton-Dunn,
Ed Maxfield, Veena Hudson, Denise Hawksworth, Deborah Newton-Cook[6]
151,428 12.3 -0.6
BNP Robert West, Cathy Duffy, Peter Jarvis, Lewis Alsebrook, Kevin Stafford[7] 106,319 8.7 +2.1
Green Sue Blount, Richard Mallender, Ashley Baxter, Matthew Follett, Barney Smith[8] 83,939 6.8 +1.4
English Democrats Derek Hilling, Tony Ellis, Diane Bilgrami, David Ball, Anthony Edwards[9] 28,498 2.3 N/A
UK First Ian Gillman, Christopher Elliot, Nadine Platt, David Noakes, Mariann Finch 20,561 1.7 N/A
Christian Party Suzanne Nti, Thomas Rogers, Timothy Webb, Colin Bricher, Doreen Schrimshaw[10] 17,907 1.5 N/A
Socialist Labour David Roberts, Paul Liversuch, Shaun Kirkpatrick, Michael Clifford, Thea Roberts 13,590 1.1 N/A
NO2EU John McEwan, Avtar Sadiq, Jean Thorpe, Shangara Singh Gahonia, Laurence Platt 11,375 0.9 N/A
Libertas Richard Elvin, Margot Parker, Peter Chaplin[11] 7,882 0.6 N/A
Jury Team James Lowey, Simon Flude, James Parker, Henry Blanchard, Perry Wilsher 7,362 0.6 N/A
Turnout 1,228,065 37.1 -6.3
European Election 2004: East Midlands[12]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Helmer, Chris Heaton-Harris, Pauline Latham, Sharon Buckle, Jonathan Bullock, Sarah Richardson 371,362 (185,681) 26.4 −13.1
UKIP Robert Kilroy-Silk, Derek Clark, Ian Gillman, Peter Baker, John Browne, Barry Mahoney 366,498 (183,249) 26.1 +18.5
Labour Phillip Whitehead, Glenis Willmott, Ross Willmott, Vandna Kalia, Alan Rhodes, Elizabeth Donnelly 294,918 21.0 −7.6
Liberal Democrat Bill Newton Dunn, Alan Riley, Veena Hudson, Richard Church, Deborah Newton-Cook, Lisa Gabriel 181,964 12.9 +0.2
BNP Peter Francis, Clive Potter, Patrick May, John Pennington, Wendy Russell, John Hall[13] 91,860 6.5 +5.2
Green Brian Fewster, Susan Blount, Robert Ball, Simon Anthony, Paul Bodenham, John Chadwick 76,633 5.5 +0.1
Respect Mohammed Suleman, Sulma Mansuri, Pauline Robinson, Helen Merryman, Craig Plowman, Mary Littlefield 20,009 1.4 N/A
Independent Russell Rogers 2,615 0.2 N/A
Independent Shadmyraine Halliday 847 0.1 N/A
Turnout 1,406,706 43.4 +20.6
European Election 1999: East Midlands[14]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Helmer, Bill Newton Dunn, Chris Heaton-Harris, Javed Arain, Sharon Buckle, Pauline Latham 285,662 (95,220.67) 39.5 N/A
Labour Mel Read, Phillip Whitehead, Angela Billingham, Sue Waddington, Valerie Vaz, John Mann 206,756 (103,378) 28.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg, Susan Barber, Ash Vadher, Lisa Gabriel, Brian Niblett, Lesley Dunbar 92,398 12.7 N/A
UKIP Hugh Meechan, Edward Spalton, Derek Clark, David Barraclough, Barry Mahoney, Dusan Torbica 54,800 7.6 N/A
Green Gaynor Backhouse, Geoffrey Forse, Brian Fewster, Sue Blount, Ashley Baxter, Jill Bullock 38,954 5.4 N/A
Alternative Labour List supporting Left Alliance Ken Coates, Tony Simpson, Jill Dawn, Peter Jackson, Peter McGowan, Robert West 17,409 2.4 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Freddie de Lisle, John Szermerey, Julien Goodman, Katheryn Stokes, Greg Chadwick, Clive Stoddart 11,359 1.6 N/A
BNP Steven Belshaw[15], Adrian Belshaw, Barry Roberts, Neil Phillips, Edward Sheppard, Michael Coleman 9,342 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour David Roberts, Paul Liversuch, Valerie Seabright, Thea Hutt, Stanley Taylor, Stephen Marvin 5,528 0.8 N/A
Natural Law Russell France, Susan Lincoln, Patricia Saunders, David Cooke, Andrew Doughty, Neil Allison 1,525 0.2 N/A
Turnout 723,733 22.8 N/A


  1. ^ a b Stares , Justin. Kilroy-Silk does 'little or no work' and should quit, say MEPs. The Telegraph, 2005-08-13. "A cross-party coalition has called for Robert Kilroy-Silk to quit the European Parliament on the grounds that he seldom attends and does "little or no work" for his East Midlands constituency. [...] His four regional colleagues - Christopher Heaton-Harris (Conservative), Roger Helmer (Conservative), Phillip Whitehead (Labour) and Derek Clark (Ukip) - said they "deplore" Mr Kilroy-Silk's non-attendance. "He seems to have done little or no work as a constituency MEP for the East Midlands. This leaves five MEPs to do the work of six and the electorate have been short-changed," they wrote. "Mr Kilroy-Silk should either do the job for which he is paid, or get out and leave it to those who can." The parliament has no power to remove Mr Kilroy-Silk, who is understood to have attended the minimum number of plenary sessions required to be eligible for his parliamentary allowances.
  2. ^ European Election 2009: East Midlands
  3. ^ Conservative Party
  4. ^ Labour Party
  5. ^ UK Independence Party
  6. ^ Liberal Democrats
  7. ^ British National Party
  8. ^ Green Party of England and Wales
  9. ^ English Democrats
  10. ^ The Christian Party - CPA
  11. ^ Libertas.eu
  12. ^ "2004 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. http://www.europarl.org.uk/section/2004/2004-election-candidates. Retrieved 2009-06-04.  
  13. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20040603105335/www.bnp.org.uk/freedom/regions/emcand.html
  14. ^ "1999 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. http://www.europarl.org.uk/section/1999/1999-election-candidates. Retrieved 2009-06-04.  
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/programmes/2001/bnp_special/membership/organisers/stephen_belshaw.stm


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