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Guide to party abbreviations

Alphabetically listed below are abbreviations for all parties running in the 2009 UK European election:

AC: Animals Count
AP: Alliance Party
BNP: British National Party:
CON: Conservative
CPCPA: Christian Party-Christian Peoples Alliance
DUP: Democratic Unionist Party
English Dem: English Democrat
FPFT: Fair Play Fair Trade Party
GRN: Green Party
IND: Independent
JT: Jury Team
LAB: Labour
LD: Liberal Democrats
LIB-EU: Libertas
MK: Mebyon Kernow
NO2EU: No2EU
PC: Plaid Cymru
PP: Pensioners Party
ROMAN: The Roman Party
SDLP: Social Democratic and Labour Party
SF: Sinn Fein
SLP: Socialist Labour Party
SNP: Scottish National Party
SPGB: Socialist Party of Great Britain
SSP: Scottish Socialist Party
TPP: The Peace Party
TUV: Traditional Unionist Voice
UCUNF: Ulster Conservatives and Unionists: New Force
UKF: United Kingdom First
UKIP: UK Independence Party
WAID: Wai D
Y2E: Yes 2 Europe


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EUROPEAN ELECTION RESULTS

MEP Seats

  Votes MEPs
Party % +/- % Total +/-
EPP 33.4 -1.4 264 -18
Socialists 23.2 -4.1 183 -26
Liberal 11.0 +1.6 84 +5
Green 7.4 +1.3 50 +9
Left 5.3 -0.6 34 -2
UEN 3.4 +1.6 28 +2
Ind/Dem 2.7 -1.8 21 -15
No Group 13.6 +3.4 72 +3.4
0 of 27 countries declared.

UK Total MEP Seats

Party Votes MEPs
% +/- % Total +/-
CON 27.7 1.0 *26 1
UKIP 16.5 0.3 13 1
LAB 15.7 -6.9 13 -5
LD 13.7 -1.2 11 1
GRN 8.6 2.4 2 0
BNP 6.2 1.3 2 2
SNP 2.1 0.7 2 0
PC 0.8 -0.1 1 0
OTH 8.5 2.4 0 0
SF 1 0
DUP 1 0
72 of 72 seats declared. Vote share figures exclude Northern Ireland as it has a separate electoral system to the rest of the UK
* Includes UCUNF MEP elected in Northern Ireland
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