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Region
 East Midlands  6 seats
 Turnout  22.83%
Parties
   Declared
 Parties  Votes
 received
 MEPs
 elected
 Conservative  285662  3
 Labour  206756  2
 Lib Dem  92398  1
 UK Independence Party  54800  
 Green  38954  
 Alternative Labour List supporting Left Alliance  17409  
 Pro Euro Conservative Party  11359  
 BNP  9342  
 Socialist Labour Party  5528  
 Natural Law Party  1525  
 
Candidates
 Labour  Conservative
1. Read, Mel 1. Helmer, Roger
2. Whitehead, Phillip 2. Newton Dunn, William
3. Billingham, Angela 3. Heaton-Harris, Christopher
4. Waddington, Susan 4. Arain, Javed
5. Vaz, Valerie 5. Buckle, Sharon
6. Mann, John 6. Latham, Pauline
 Lib Dem  Green
1. Clegg, Nicholas 1. Backhouse, Gaynor
2. Barber, Susan 2. Forse, Geoffrey
3. Vadher, Atul 3. Fewster, Brian
4. Gabriel, Lisa 4. Blount, Susan
5. Niblett, Brian 5. Baxter, Ashley
6. Dunbar, Lesley 6. Bullock, Jill
 Pro Euro Conservative Party  UK Independence Party
1. Phillips De Lisle, Frederick 1. Meecham, Hugh
2. Szemerey, John 2. Spalton, Robert
3. Goodman, Julian 3. Clark, Derek
4. Stokes, Katheryn 4. Barraclough, David
5. Chadwick, Gregory 5. Mahoney, Barry
6. Stoddart, Clive 6. Torbica, Dusan
 Socialist Labour Party  Natural Law Party
1. Roberts, David 1. France, Russell
2. Liversuch, Paul 2. Lincoln, Susan
3. Seabright, Valerie 3. Saunders, Patricia
4. Hutt, Thea 4. Cooke, David
5. Taylor, Stanley 5. Doughty, Andrew
6. Marvin, Stephen 6. McNichol Allison, Neil
 BNP  Alternative Labour List supporting Left Alliance
1. Belshaw, Steven 1. Coates, Ken
2. Belshaw, Adrian 2. Simpson, Anthony
3. Roberts, Barry 3. Dawn, Gillian
4. Phillips, Neil 4. Jackson, Peter
5. Sheppard, Edward 5. McGowan, Peter
6. Coleman, Michael 6. West, Robert
 = Candidate elected
Description

Comprising the 44 parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire together with the unitary authorities of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Rutland.

At the 1997 general election, Labour won 30 seats and the Conservatives 14. The East Midlands displays a pattern of political behaviour not dissimilar to that of England as a whole. The Conservatives comfortably 'won' the region in 1992 only for Labour to sweep into a commanding lead in 1997.

The swing from Conservative to Labour between 1992-97 was 11% compared to a national average of 10.7%. It has been one of the Liberal Democrats' weaker regions; their best performance being 15.3% in 1992.




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