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United Kingdom European Parliament election, 1999
87 seats to the European Parliament
10 June 1999

The European Parliament Election, 1999 was the UK part of the European Parliament election 1999. It was held on 10 June. It was the first European election to be held in the United Kingdom using a system of proportional representation. The European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 introduced the Party List system, using a Closed list. Single Transferable Vote was retained in Northern Ireland. The Act also introduced the new twelve electoral regions. The turnout was again the lowest in Europe, the lowest ever for a European election in the UK.

The Conservatives doubled the number of seats from last European election. Labour saw their 62 seats reduced to just 29. The Liberal Democrats saw their number of seats increase to 10 from just 2 in the previous election. The UK Independence Party, Green Party and Plaid Cymru won their first ever seats in the European Parliament. These changes are largely due to the move from proportional representation from first past the post, introduced by the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999.

  • Overall (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) turnout: 23.3% (EU average: 49.5%)
  • Overall votes cast: 10,681,082
European Parliament election, 1999 (United Kingdom election results)

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England, Scotland and Wales

Source : UK Office of the European Parliament

Note: Percentages are approximate

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%) Share of Seats(%)
Conservative 3,578,218 36 +18 35.77 42.9
Labour 2,803,821 29 -33 28.03 34.5
Liberal Democrat 1,266,549 10 +8 12.66 11.9
UKIP 696,057 3 +3 6.96 3.6
Green 625,378 2 +2 6.25 2.4
SNP 268,528 2 0 2.68 2.4
Plaid Cymru 185,235 2 +2 1.85 2.4
Pro-Euro Conservative 138,097 0 0 1.38 0
BNP 102,647 0 0 1.13 0
Liberal 93,051 0 0 0.93 0
Socialist Labour 86,749 0 0 0.87 0
Others 157,944 0 0 1.57 0
Total 10,002,273 84 0 100 100

All parties with more than 50,000 votes shown

Total votes cast - 10,002,273.

Northern Ireland

European Parliament election 1999: Northern Ireland [1]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 192,762 28.4
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 190,731 28.1
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 119,507 17.6
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 0 0 117,643 17.3
Progressive Unionist David Ervine 0 0 22,494 3.31
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 0 0 20,283 2.98
Alliance Sean Neeson 0 0 14,391 2.12
Natural Law James Anderson 0 0 998 0.15
Turnout 678,809

Party Leaders in June 1999

See also

References

  1. ^ The 1999 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections

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