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West Midlands
European Parliament constituency
West Midlands (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
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Shown within England
Created 1999
MEP(s) 8 (1999 - 2004)
7 (2004 - 2009)
6 (2009 - present)
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1][2]

West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. For 2009 it will elect 6 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. The constituency will also elect a "virtual MEP" who will be able to sit in the Parliament if the Treaty of Lisbon comes into effect. The constituency was also previously represented by 7 MEPs prior to the 2009 election.

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Boundaries

A map of the West Midlands region, showing Towns/Cities in Red, Motorways in Blue, AONBs in Light Green and National Parks in Dark Green.

The constituency corresponds to the West Midlands region of England, comprising the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

History

It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Birmingham East, Birmingham West, Coventry and North Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, Worcestershire and South Warwickshire, and parts of Peak District, Staffordshire East and Derby, and Staffordshire West and Congleton.

Members of the European Parliament

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1999 - 2004

MEP's Name Political Party
Philip Bradbourn Conservative
Philip Bushill-Matthews Conservative
Michael Cashman Labour
John Corrie Conservative
Neena Gill Labour
Malcolm Harbour Conservative
Liz Lynne Liberal Democrat
Simon Murphy Labour

2004 - 2009

MEP's Name Political Party
Philip Bradbourn Conservative
Philip Bushill-Matthews Conservative
Michael Cashman Labour
Neena Gill Labour
Malcolm Harbour Conservative
Liz Lynne Liberal Democrat
Mike Natrass UKIP

2009 - 2014

MEP's Name Political Party
Philip Bradbourn Conservative
Michael Cashman Labour
Malcolm Harbour Conservative
Liz Lynne Liberal Democrat
Mike Nattrass UKIP
Nikki Sinclaire UKIP
Anthea McIntyre (from December 1, 2009) Conservative

Election results

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

Anthea McIntyre will only become an MEP when the Treaty of Lisbon comes into effect on December 1, 2009.

European Election 2009: West Midlands[1][2]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Charles Bradbourn, Malcolm Harbour, Anthea McIntyre, Michael Burnett, Mark Spelman, Daniel Dalton 396,847 (132,282.3) 28.1 +0.7
UKIP Mike Nattrass, Nikki Sinclaire, Jill Seymour, Rustie Lee, Malcolm Hurst, Jonathan Oakton 300,471 (150,235.5) 21.3 +3.8
Labour Michael Cashman, Neena Gill, Claire Edwards, Anthony Painter, Victoria Quinn, Mohammed Nazir 240,201 17.0 -6.4
Liberal Democrat Liz Lynne, Phil Bennion, Susan Juned, Colin Ross, Stephen Barber, William Powell 170,246 12.0 -1.7
BNP Simon Darby, Alby Walker, Chris Turner, Ken Griffiths, Ellie Walker 121,967 8.6 +1.1
Green Felicity Norman, Peter Tinsley, Chris Williams, Ian Davison, Vicky Dunn, Dave Wall 88,244 6.2 +1.1
English Democrats David Lane, Frederick Bishop, John Lane, Graham Walker, Michael Ellis, Kim Gandy 32,455 2.3 N/A
Christian Party David Booth, Samuel Nelson, Abiodun Akiwumi, Yeside Oguntoye, Ade Raji, Maxine Hargreaves 18,784 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour John Tyrrell, Satbir Singh Johal, Rajinder Claire, Bhagwant Singh, Surinder Pal Virdee, Shangra Singh Bhatoe 14,724 1.0 +0.4
NO2EU David Nellist, Dyal Singh Bagri, Malcolm Gribbin, Jo Stevenson, Peter MacLaren, Andy Chaffer 13,415 1.0 N/A
Jury Team Geoffery Coady, Graham Burton, Jeremy Spencer, David Bennett, Colin Thompson 8,721 0.6 N/A
Libertas Jimmy Millard, Bridget Rose, Zigi Davenport, Andrew Bebbington, David Black, Matthew Lingard 6,961 0.5 N/A
Turnout 1,413,036 34.8 -1.2
European Election 2004: West Midlands[3]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Bushill-Matthews, Philip Bradbourn, Malcolm Harbour, Andrew James Griffiths, Peter Butler, Michael John Burnett, Jeremy John Elton Lefroy 392,937 (130,979) 27.3 −10.6
Labour Michael Cashman, Neena Gill, Susan Mary Hayman, Anthony Paul Carroll, Claire Edwards, Mohammad Nazir, Jane Louise Heggie 336,613 (168,306.5) 23.4 −4.6
UKIP Michael Nattrass, Richard Bradford, Denis Vernon Brookes, Richard John Chamings, Christopher Rupert Kingsley, Greville James Guy Warwick, Andrew Moore 251,366 17.5 +11.8
Liberal Democrat Liz Lynne, Paul Calvin Tilsley, Roger Phillip Bennion, Martin Marshall Turner, Nicola Sian Davies, Lorely Jane Burt, Michael David Dixon 197,479 13.7 +2.4
BNP Simon Darby, Simon Charles Smith, Martin David Roberts, Robert Purcell, Mark Andrew Payne, Michael Coleman, William Thomas Locke[4] 107,794 7.5 +5.8
Green Chris Lennard, Felicity Mary Norman, David Wall, Barney Smith, Thomas Christopher Hellberg, Damon Leroy Hoppe, Rebecca Roseff 73,991 5.1 −0.6
Respect John Rees, Salma Yaqoob, Cheryl Jacqueline Naomi Garvey, Mohammad Naseem, Winifred Olive Mary Whitehouse, Anil Seera, Penelope Hicks 34,704 2.4 N/A
Pensioners Barry Hodgson 33,501 2.3 N/A
Common Good Dick Rodgers 8,650 0.6 N/A
Turnout 1,437,035 36.0 +15.0
European Election 1999: West Midlands[5]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Conservative John Corrie, Philip Bushill-Matthews, Malcolm Harbour, Philip Bradbourn, Richard Normington, Virginia Taylor, Mark Greenburgh, Michael Burnett 321,719 (80,429.75) 37.9 N/A
Labour Simon Murphy, Michael Cashman, Neena Gill, Mike Tappin, David Hallam, Phil Davis, Nuala O'Kane, Brenda Etchells 237,671 (79,223.67) 28.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Liz Lynne, Paul Tilsley, Susan Juned, Phillip Bennion, Joan Walmsley, Sardul Marwa, Jamie Calder, John Cordwell 95,769 11.3 N/A
UKIP Mike Nattrass, Paul Garratt, Jonathan Oakton, Richard Charnings, Douglas Hope, Ian Crompton, Richard Adams, Clive Easton 49,621 5.8 N/A
Green Felicity Norman, Guy Woodford, Paul Baptie, Hazel Clawley, Richard Mountford, Alan Clawley, Andrew Holtham, Elly Stanton 49,440 5.8 N/A
Independent Labour Christine Oddy 36,849 4.3 N/A
Liberal Michael Hyde, Robert Wheway, Colin Hallmark, Ann Winfield, Nicholas Brown, Anthony Bourko, David Hallmark, Joyce Millington 14,954 1.8 N/A
BNP Sharron Edwards, Simon Darby[6], Stephen Edwards, Jeffrey Astbury, Keith Axon, Stephen Batkin, Tommy Rogers, John Haycock 14,344 1.7 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Brendan Donnelly, Rob Coppinger, Tim Perkins, Diane Hazeldine, Andrew Notman, John Gretton, Steve Law, John Marshall 11,144 1.3 N/A
Socialist Alliance Dave Nellist, John Rothery, Lanne Hubbard, Salman Mirzo, Natasha Millward, Robert Hope, James Cessford, Peter McNally 7,203 0.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Sonan Singh, Satbir Singh Johal, Judith Sambrook-Marshall, Surinder Pal Virdee, David Ayrton, Brenda Procter, Carlos Rule, Michael Atherton 5,257 0.6 N/A
EDP English Freedom Party Michael Gibbs 3,066 0.4 N/A
Natural Law Paul Davis, James Drewster, Huw Meads, Roger Gerrett, Mary Griffin, Roderic McCarthy, Brian Winstanley, Michael Twite 1,647 0.2 N/A
Turnout 848,684 21.0 N/A

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