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London
European Parliament constituency
London (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
London (European Parliament constituency).svg
Shown in the United Kingdom
Created 1999
MEP(s) 10 (1999 - 2004)
9 (2004 - 2009)
8 (2009 - present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2][3]

London is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation, having previously elected 9 [1]

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Boundaries

The constituency corresponds to Greater London, in the south east of the United Kingdom.

History

It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were London Central, London East, London North, London North East, London North West, London South East, London South Inner, London South West, London West, and parts of London South and Surrey East.

Polls

YouGov polls in January and May 2009 have showed the following voting intentions for London in the European Elections:[2][3][4]

January poll Mid May poll Late May poll
Party Vote share[5] Seat estimate Vote share Seat estimate Vote share Seat estimate
Conservative 38% 4 29% 3 33% 4
Labour 23% 2 24% 2 16% 1
Liberal Democrats 20% 2 12% 1 16% 1
Green 8% 0 9% 0 or 1 12% 1
UKIP 6% 0 18% 2 or 1 11% 1
BNP 2% 0 5% 0 6% 0
Other 2% 0 3% 0 7% 0

Members of the European Parliament

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1999 - 2004 (5th term)

MEP's Name Political Party
Richard Balfe Labour (1999 - 2002)
Conservative Party (2002 - 2004)
Nicholas Bethell Conservative Party
John Bowis Conservative Party
Robert Evans Labour Party
Pauline Green Labour Party
Jean Lambert Green Party
Sarah Ludford Liberal Democrat Party
Claude Moraes Labour Party
Charles Tannock Conservative Party
Theresa Villiers Conservative Party

2004 - 2009 (6th term)

MEP's Name Political Party
Gerard Batten United Kingdom Independence Party
John Bowis Conservative Party
Robert Evans Labour Party
Mary Honeyball Labour Party
Syed Kamall (Appointed in May 2005 to replace Theresa Villiers) Conservative Party (2005 onwards)
Jean Lambert Green Party
Sarah Ludford Liberal Democrat Party
Claude Moraes Labour Party
Charles Tannock Conservative Party
Theresa Villiers (Elected to Chipping Barnet in the 2005 UK general election) Conservative Party (until 2005)

2009 - 2014 (7th term)

MEP's Name Political Party
Gerard Batten United Kingdom Independence Party
Mary Honeyball Labour Party
Syed Kamall Conservative Party
Jean Lambert Green Party
Sarah Ludford Liberal Democrat Party
Claude Moraes Labour Party
Charles Tannock Conservative Party
Marina Yannakoudakis Conservative Party

Election results

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A 2009 ballot paper for the London constituency, showing the 19 parties to vote for, taken at a polling booth in Hackney by Cory Doctorow.

European Parliament election, 2009 (United Kingdom) Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2009: London[6][7]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Tannock, Syed Kamall, Marina Yannakoudakis,
J. P. Floru, Warwick Lightfoot, Bob Seeley, Graham Postles, Alison Sproule
479,037
(159,679)
27.4 +0.6
Labour Claude Moraes, Mary Honeyball,
Anne Fairweather, Kevin McGrath, Emma Jones, Raj Jethwa, Nilgun Canver
372,590
(186,295)
21.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford,
Jonathan Fryer, Dinti Batstone, Christopher Le Breton, John Pindar, Simon James, Caroline Persson, Ben Jones
240,156 13.7 -1.6
Green Jean Lambert,
Ute Michel, Shahrar Ali, Joseph Healy, Miranda Dunn, Shasha Khan, George Graham, Priya Shah
190,589 10.9 +2.5
UKIP Gerard Batten,
Ralph Atkinson, Michael Zuckerman, Tim Worstall, Sunita Webb, Victor Webb, Strachan McDonald, Geoff Howard, Marcus Watney
188,440 10.8 -1.6
BNP Bob Bailey, Michael Barnbrook, Dennis Pearce, Julian Leppert, Roberta Woods, Chris Forster, John Clarke, John Evans 86,420 4.9 +0.9
Christian Party George Hargreaves, Susan May, Paula Warren, Stephen Hammond, Mary Boyle, Suzanne Fernandez, Peter Ljubisic, David Williams 51,336 2.9 N/A
Independent Jan Jananayagam[8] 50,014 2.9 N/A
English Democrats Roger Cooper, Graham Dare, Satvinder Singh Chagger, Graham Wood, Arvind Tailor, Elaine Cheeseman, David Stevens, Janus Polenceus 24,477 1.4 +0.6
NO2EU Bob Crow, John Hendry, Mary Davis, Kevin Nolan, Syed Islam, Onay Kasab, John Rowe, Nick Wrack 17,758 1.0 N/A
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill, Amanda Rose, Colin Muir, Linda Muir, Ronald Sinclair, Margaret Sharkey, Alan Jones, Carole Whatham 15,306 0.9 N/A
Libertas Max Burt, Victoria Wood, Susannah Prins, Peter Lloyd, Herbert Crossman, Dominique Field 8,444 0.4 N/A
Jury Team Reza Tabrisi, Evan Milner, Lucy O'Sullivan-McCormick, Afshin Payravi, Thomas Mulcahy, Sherif Malak, David Littlejohn, Gregory Williams 7,284 0.4 N/A
Independent Steven Cheung 4,918 0.3 N/A
Socialist (GB) Danny Lambert, Tristan Miller, Janet Carter, Bill Martin, Adam Buick, Simon Wigley, Frederick Allen, Patricia Deutz 4,050 0.2 N/A
Yes2Europe Brendan Patrick 3,384 0.2 N/A
Independent Sohale Rahman[9] 3,248 0.2 N/A
Independent Gene Alcantara[10] 1,972 0.1 N/A
Independent Haroon Saad 1,603 0.1 N/A
Turnout 1,751,026 33.3 -4.0
European Election 2004: London[11]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Villiers, John Bowis, Charles Tannock
Syed Kamall, Richard Balfe, Ian Twinn, Roseanne Serrelli, Heather Leigh Mendelsohn, Ashok Kumaar
504,941
(168,313.67)
26.8 −5.9
Labour Claude Moraes, Mary Honeyball, Robert Evans
Anita Pollack, Hugh Malyan, Steph Elsy, Munir Malik, Jane Briginshaw, Jo Ejiofor
466,584
(155,528)
24.8 −10.3
Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford, Jonathan Fryer, John Stevens, Dinti Wakefield, Ian McDonald, Kishwer Falkner, Nigel Bakhai, Keith Moffitt, Sandra Lawman 288,790 15.3 +3.7
UKIP Gerard Batten
Damian Hockney, Christopher Pratt, John De Roeck, Anthony Scholefield, Janice Cronin, Kathleen Garner, Harun Khan, Ralph Atkinson
232,633 12.3 +6.9
Green Jean Lambert
Paul Ingram, Judy Maciejowska, Timothy Turner, Christopher Cotton, Douglas Earl, Shahrar Ali, Peter Budge, Joseph Healy
158,986 8.4 +0.8
Respect George Galloway, Unjum Mirza, Elaine Graham-Leigh, Paul Foot, Rita Carter, John Mulrenan, Victoria Brittain, Gary McFarlane, Ken Loach 91,175 4.8 N/A
BNP Christopher Roberts, Tess Culnane, Lee Barnes, James Seadon, John Bowles, Jay Lee, John Evans, Alan Bailey, Lawrence Rustem 76,152 4.0 +2.5
Christian Peoples Michael Elmer, Genevieve Hibbs, Peter Flower, Keith McLeod, Debra Smith-Gorick, Douglas Gibbons, Roger Glencross, Glenton Downs 45,038 2.4 N/A
English Democrats Robin Tilbrook, Timothy Bragg, Terence Brown, Robert Howells, Alan Sutton, Robert Poulton 15,945 0.9 N/A
People's Party for Better Government Christopher Prior 5,205 0.3 N/A
Turnout 1,885,449 37.3 +14.2
European Election 1999: London[12]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Green, Claude Moraes, Robert Evans, Richard Balfe, Carole Tongue, Shaun Spiers, Mary Honeyball, Munir Malik, Pam Wharfe, Michael Elliott 399,466 (99,866.5) 35.0 N/A
Conservative Theresa Villiers, Charles Tannock, Nicholas Bethell, John Bowis, Ian Twinn, Andrew Popat, Andrew Boff, Bene't Steinberg, John Flack, Angela Harvey 372,989 (93,247.25) 32.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford, Hugh Dykes, Susan Kramer, Jonathan Fryer, Hilary Leighter, Nick Pinfield, Sue Doughty, Andrew Wiseman, Nikki Thomson, Peter Facey 133,058 11.7 N/A
Green Jean Lambert, Niki Kortvelyessy, Jenny Jones, Shane Collins, John William Bradley, Vicky Olliver, Hils Jago, Jayne Forbes, Dean Walton, Michael Stimson 87,545 7.7 N/A
UKIP Craig Mackinlay, Damian Hockney, Josie O'Ware, Gerald Roberts, Chris Pratt, Jim Carver, Michael Harvey, Tony Scholefield, John de Roeck, Mark Lester 61,741 5.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill, Novjot Brar, Hardy Singh Dhillon, Amanda Rose, John Hendy, Harpal Brar, Eloisa Rule, Robert Siggins, John Hayball, Joe Marino 19,632 1.7 N/A
BNP John Tyndall, Kenneth Francis, Paul Borg, Michael Davidson, Valerie Tyndall, Jean Griffin, Ruth Tagg, Michael Carey, Christopher Jury, Mark Tointan 17,960 1.6 N/A
Liberal Maria Williamson, Mark Austin, Robin Almond, Rif Winfield, Anne Bradshaw, Roger Jenking, Gerald Williams, Donald Bruce, Peter White, Jennifer Roach 16,951 1.5 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Marcelle d'Argy Smith, Harriet Crawley, Catherine Moorhouse, Richard Wassell, Anthony Meyer, Martin Sexton, Mary-Anne Widdicombe, Stephen Haseler, Joanne Ezekiel, Daniel Trup 16,383 1.4 N/A
Architect, Human Rights Peace in Europe George Hajifanis 4,851 0.4 N/A
Anti-Value Added Tax Erol Basarik 2,596 0.2 N/A
Humanist Party Jon Swinden, Judith Earley, Tony Robinson, Robert Harris, Simon Peters, Simon Domingo, Joanna Spearman, Anna Louise Swinden, Mammo Muchie, Jennifer Wright 2,586 0.2 N/A
The Hemp Coalition Gordon Webster 2,358 0.2 N/A
Natural Law Geoffrey Clements, Richard Johnson, Anthony Hardy, Susan Hamza, Gerard Valente, Judith Thomas, Alexander Hankey, Philomena Quick, Jonathan Hinde, Charles Hueston 2,263 0.2 N/A
Weekly Worker Anne Murphy, Stanley Kelsey, Marcus Larsen, Peter Mansen, Phillip Kent, Jim Gilbert, Andrew Hanna 846 0.1 N/A
Turnout 1,141,225 23.1 N/A

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