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Northern Ireland
European Parliament constituency
Northern Ireland (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Created 1979
MEP(s) 3 (2004)
Source(s) [1][2]

Northern Ireland is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects three MEPs using the Single Transferable Vote, the only United Kingdom constituency to do so.

Contents

Boundaries

The constituency covers the entirety of Northern Ireland.

Members of the European Parliament

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Year Member Party Member Party Member Party
1979 Ian Paisley Democratic Unionist John Hume Social Democratic and Labour John Taylor Ulster Unionist
1984
1989 Jim Nicholson
1994
1999
2004 Jim Allister Bairbre de Brún Sinn Féin
2007 Traditional Unionist Voice
2009 Diane Dodds Democratic Unionist Ulster Conservative and Unionist

2009

The election was held on Thursday 4 June 2009.[1]

European Parliament election, 2009: Northern Ireland
Party Candidate Seats Loss/Gain
(to 2004)
First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Sinn Féin Bairbre de Brún 1 0 126,184 26.0
Democratic Unionist Diane Dodds 1 0 88,346 18.2
Ulster Conservatives and Unionists Jim Nicholson 1 0 82,893 17.1
Social Democratic and Labour Alban Maginness 0 0 78,489 16.2
Traditional Unionist Voice Jim Allister 0 0 66,197 13.6
Alliance Ian Parsley 0 0 26,699 5.5
Green (NI) Steven Agnew 0 0 15,764 3.2
Turnout 438,469 42.8

Source: Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

2004

European Parliament election 2004: Northern Ireland [2]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Jim Allister 1 0 175,761 31.9
Sinn Féin Bairbre de Brún 1 +1 144,541 26.3
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 91,164 16.6
Social Democratic and Labour Martin Morgan 0 -1 87,559 15.9
Independent John Gilliland 0 0 36,270 6.6
Socialist Environmental Eamon McCann 0 0 9,172 1.6
Green (NI) Lindsay Whitcroft 0 0 4,810 0.9
Turnout 549,277 51.7

1999

European Parliament election 1999: Northern Ireland [3]
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

1994

European Parliament election 1994: Northern Ireland [4]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 163,246 29.2
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 161,992 28.9
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 133,459 23.8
Sinn Féin Tom Hartley
Dodie McGuinness
Francie Molloy
0 0 55,215 9.9
Alliance Mary Clark-Glass 0 0 23,157 4.1
Ulster Independence Hugh Ross 0 0 7,858 1.4
Conservative Myrtle Boal 0 0 5,583 1.0
Workers Party John Lowry 0 0 2,543 0.5
Labour Party NI Niall Cusack 0 0 2,464 0.4
Natural Law James Anderson
Susannah Thompson
Michael Kennedy
0 0 2,291 0.4
Peace Coalition June Campion 0 0 1,088 0.2
Independent Ulster David Kerr 0 0 579 0.1
Constitutional Independent NI Robert Mooney 0 0 400 0.1
Turnout 559,867

1989

European Parliament election 1989: Northern Ireland [5]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 160,110 30
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 136,335 25
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 118,785 22
Sinn Féin Danny Morrison 0 0 48,914 9
Alliance John Alderdice 0 0 27,905 5
Conservative Myrtle Boal 0 0 25,789 5
Green Malcolm Samuel 0 0 6,569 1
Workers Party Seamus Lynch 0 0 5,590 1
Labour Representation Mark Langhammer 0 0 3,540 0
Labour '87 Brian Caul 0 0 1,274 0
Turnout 534,811

1984

European Parliament election 1984: Northern Ireland [6]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 230,251 33.6
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 151,399 22.1
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 1 0 147,169 21.5
Sinn Féin Danny Morrison 0 0 91,476 13.3
Alliance David Cook 0 0 34,046 5.0
Ulster Popular Unionist James Kilfedder 0 0 20,092 2.9
Workers Party Seamus Lynch 0 0 8,712 1.3
Ecology Colin McGuigan 0 0 2,172 0.3
Turnout 685,317

1979

European Parliament election 1979: Northern Ireland [7]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 N/A 170,688 29.8
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 N/A 140,622 25.5
Ulster Unionist John Taylor
Harry West
1 N/A 125,169 21.9
Alliance Oliver Napier 0 N/A 39,026 6.8
Independent Unionist James Kilfedder 0 N/A 38,198 6.7
Independent Bernadette McAliskey 0 N/A 33,969 5.9
United Community David Bleakley 0 N/A 9,383 1.6
United Labour Paddy Devlin 0 N/A 6,122 1.1
Workers Party Brian Brennan
Francie Donnelly
0 N/A 4,418 0.8
Unionist Party NI Eddie Cummings 0 N/A 3,712 0.6
Liberal James Murray 0 N/A 932 0.2
Turnout 572,239

References

  1. ^ "Q&A: The 2009 elections". BBC News Online. 2009-06-03. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8070470.stm. Retrieved 2009-06-04.  
  2. ^ The 2004 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ The 1999 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  4. ^ The 1994 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  5. ^ The 1989 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  6. ^ The 1984 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  7. ^ The 1979 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
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Simple English

Northern Ireland is a constituency of the European Parliament. The Northern Ireland Members of the European Parliament are chosen using Single Transferable Vote. The constituency is all of Northern Ireland.

Members of the European Parliament

Year Party Member Party Member Party Member
1979 Ian Paisley Democratic Unionist John Hume Social Democratic and Labour John Taylor Ulster Unionist
1989 Jim Nicholson Ulster Unionist
2004 Jim Allister Democratic Unionist Bairbre de Brún rowspan=2 bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]]
2007 Traditional Unionist Voice

Election results

European Parliament election 2004: Northern Ireland [1]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Jim Allister10175,76131.9
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Sinn Féin|Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]] Bairbre de Brun1+1144,54126.3
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson1091,16416.6
Social Democratic and Labour Martin Morgan0-187,55915.9
Independent John Gilliland0036,2706.6
Socialist Environmental Eamon McCann009,1721.6
Green Party Lindsay Whitcroft004,8100.9
Turnout 51.7
European Parliament election 1999: Northern Ireland [2]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/GainFirst 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
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Sinn Féin|Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]] 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
Turnout678,809
European Parliament election 1994: Northern Ireland [3]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 163,246 29.2
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 161,992 28.9
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 133,459 23.8
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Sinn Féin|Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]] Tom Hartley
Dodie McGuinness
Francie Molloy
0 0 55,215 9.9
Alliance Mary Clark-Glass 0 0 23,157 4.1
Ulster Independence Hugh Ross 0 0 7,858 1.4
Conservative Myrtle Boal 0 0 5,583 1.0
Workers' Party John Lowry 0 0 2,543 0.5
Labour (NI) Niall Cusack 0 0 2,464 0.4
Natural Law James Anderson
Susannah Thompson
Michael Kennedy
0 0 2,291 0.4
Peace Coalition June Campion 0 0 1,088 0.2
Independent Ulster David Kerr 0 0 579 0.1
Constitutional Independent NI Robert Mooney 0 0 400 0.1
Turnout559,867
European Parliament election 1989: Northern Ireland [4]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 160,110 30
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 136,335 25
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 1 0 118,785 22
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Sinn Féin|Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]] Danny Morrison 0 0 48,914 9
Alliance John Alderdice 0 0 27,905 5
Conservative Myrtle Boal 0 0 25,789 5
Green Malcolm Samuel 0 0 6,569 1
Workers' Party Seamus Lynch 0 0 5,590 1
Labour Representation Mark Langhammer 0 0 3,540 0
Labour '87 Brian Caul 0 0 1,274 0
Turnout534,811
European Parliament election 1984: Northern Ireland [5]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 0 230,251 33.6
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 0 151,399 22.1
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 1 0 147,169 21.5
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Sinn Féin/meta/color| [[Sinn Féin|Template:Sinn Féin/meta/shortname]] Danny Morrison 0 0 91,476 13.3
Alliance David Cook 0 0 34,046 5.0
Ulster Popular Unionist James Kilfedder 0 0 20,092 2.9
Workers' Party Seamus Lynch 0 0 8,712 1.3
Ecology Colin McGuigan 0 0 2,172 0.3
Turnout685,317
European Parliament election 1979: Northern Ireland [6]
Party Candidate(s) Seats Loss/Gain First Preference Votes
Number  % of vote
Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley 1 N/A 170,688 29.8
Social Democratic and Labour John Hume 1 N/A 140,622 25.5
Ulster Unionist John Taylor
Harry West
1 N/A 125,169 21.9
Alliance Oliver Napier 0 N/A 39,026 6.8
Independent Unionist James Kilfedder 0 N/A 38,198 6.7
Independent Bernadette McAliskey 0 N/A 33,969 5.9
United Community David Bleakley 0 N/A 9,383 1.6
United Labour Paddy Devlin 0 N/A 6,122 1.1
Workers' Party Brian Brennan
Francis Donnelly
0 N/A 4,418 0.8
Unionist Party NI Eddie Cummings 0 N/A 3,712 0.6
Liberal James Murray 0 N/A 932 0.2
Turnout572,239

References

  1. The 2004 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. The 1999 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. The 1994 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  4. The 1989 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  5. The 1984 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections
  6. The 1979 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections

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