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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 01:16 GMT 02:16 UK
European Election: East of England Result
East of England
SEATS: 7
TURNOUT: 36.5%
ELECTORATE: 4170840
RESULTS
  VOTES MEPs  
  PARTY % +/- TOTAL 1999 +/-* TOTAL  
  Conservative 30.8
-11.9
465526
4
-1
3
 
  UK Independence Party 19.6
10.7
296160
1
2
2
 
  Labour 16.2
-8.9
244929
2
-1
1
 
  Liberal Democrat 14.0
2.1
211378
1
0
1
 
  Independent - Bell 6.2
6.2
93028
0
0
0
 
  Green 5.6
-0.6
84068
0
0
0
 
  British National Party 4.3
3.4
65557
0
0
0
 
  English Democrats Party 1.8
1.8
26807
0
0
0
 
  Respect - The Unity Coalition 0.9
0.9
13904
0
0
0
 
  Independent - Naisbitt 0.3
0.3
5137
0
0
0
 
  ProLife 0.3
0.3
3730
0
0
0
 
*Seat change is adjusted to allow a direct comparison with the results from the 1999 election

  CANDIDATES ELECTED PARTY  
  Christopher Beazley CON
 
  Andrew Duff LD
 
  Richard Howitt LAB
 
  Robert Sturdy CON
 
  Jeffrey Titford UKIP
 
  Geoffrey Van Orden CON
 
  Tom Wise UKIP
 

DESCRIPTION: East of England
The Eastern region for the European elections includes East Anglia and some of the Home Counties. This seat has seven MEPs, one less than at the 1999 elections due to the EU's expansion. It includes wide stretches of arable land, centres of hi-tech industry as well as areas bordered by London earmarked for major development plans. Key issues for the region include migrant workers and the EU Common Agricultural Policy. The region is strong Conservative territory. In 1992 they took more than 50% of all the votes cast; and even in the Conservative catastrophe of 1997, it was one of only two regions where the party secured more votes than Labour.


RESULTS FROM 1999
  CANDIDATES ELECTED
PARTY  
  Christopher Beazley Conservative
 
  Andrew Duff Liberal Democrat
 
  Richard Howitt Labour
 
  Bashir Khanbhai Conservative
 
  Eryl McNally Labour
 
  Robert Sturdy Conservative
 
  Jeffrey Titford UKIP
 
  Geoffrey Van Orden
Conservative
 
  PARTY VOTE % MEPs
 
  CON 42.75 4
 
  LAB 25.15 2
 
  LD 11.95 1
 
  UKIP 8.89 1
 
  GRN 6.17
 
  LIB 1.7
 
  PECP 1.64
 
  BNP 0.94
 
  SLP 0.62
 
  NLP 0.19
 



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