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Region
 South East  11 seats
 Turnout   24.95%
Parties
   Declared
 Parties  Votes
 received
 MEPs
 elected
 Conservative 661931 5
 Labour  292146  2
 Lib Dem 228136 2
 UK Independence Party 144514 1
 Green  110571  1
 Pro Euro Conservative Party 27305  
 BNP 12161  
 Socialist Labour Party 7281 0
 Natural Law Party  2767  
 Independent Open Democracy for Stability  1857  
 Independent Making a Profit in Europe  1400  
 
Candidates
 Labour  Conservative
1. Skinner, Peter 1. Provan, James
2. Watts, Mark 2. Perry, Roy
3. Pollack, Anita 3. Hannan, Daniel
4. Snellgrove, Anne 4. Elles, James
5. Dhanda, Parmjit 5. Deva, Nirj
6. Davidson, Anne 6. Bethell, Bryony
7. Flanagan, Tamara 7. Kellett-Bowman, Edward
8. Howarth, John 8. Parry, Alison
9. Clements, Liz 9. Mayhew, Jeremy
10. Chapman, Alison 10. Tanswell, Barry
11. McCarthy-Fry, Sarah 11. Ashworth, Richard
 Lib Dem  Green
1. Nicholson of Winterbourne, Emma 1. Lucas, Caroline
2. Huhne, Christopher 2. Woodin, Michael
3. Bowles, Sharon 3. Francis, Alan
4. Bellotti, David 4. West, Pete
5. Hawkins, Jo 5. Dawe, Hazel
6. Walsh, James 6. Dawe, Steve
7. Hewett-Silk, Barbara 7. Mckay Stark, Alasdair
8. Vernon-Jackson, Robert 8. Denis, Johnny
9. Bearder, Catherine 9. Serrecchia, Lorraine
10. Berry, Christopher 10. Littman, Laurence
11. Webb, Dorothy 11. Salmon, Julian
 Pro Euro Conservative Party  UK Independence Party
1. Stevens, John 1. Farage, Nigel
2. Bassett, Richard 2. Skeate, Christopher
3. Frost, Antony 3. Stone, Anthony
4. Gonzales-Moreno, Anahita 4. Phillips, Michael
5. Littlewood, Mark 5. Collignon, Bernard
6. Pickering, Rebecca 6. Walters, Ronald
7. Sutters, Peter 7. Ross, Lynda
8. Armitage, Alan 8. Green, Harold
9. Swift, Jonathon 9. Rose, Kim
10. Hurford-Jones, David 10. Knight, Michael
11. Carswell, Richard 11. McWhirter, Robert
 Socialist Labour Party  Natural Law Party
1. Howse, Katrina 1. Warburton, Peter
2. Fyvie, Ian 2. Kahn, Nigel
3. Parkin, Nathan 3. Oldbury, John
4. Williams, Hannah 4. Bowler, Jeremy
5. King, Ken 5. Small, John
6. Hipperson, Sarah 6. Cragg, Paul
7. Parkin, Monica 7. Levy, Paul
8. McLeod, John 8. Bence, Bernard
9. Ray, Kenneth 9. Treend, William
10. Hayward, John 10. Stephens, Robert
11. Allen, Michael 11. Thompson, John
 BNP  Independent Making a Profit in Europe
1. Easter, Michael 1. Goss, John
2. Whiting, Arthur
3. Andrews, Robert
4. Callow, Gordon
5. Cray, Mark
6. Dell, Ian
7. Gould, Matthew
8. Molesworth, Richard
9. Stones, Margaret
10. Telford, Christopher
11. Yates, Kevin
 Independent Open Democracy for Stability  
1. Bundy, Brian
 = Candidate elected
Description

Comprising the 83 parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex togther with the unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Isle of Wight, Medway Towns, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham.

At the 1997 general election the Conservatives won 54 seats, Labour 22 and the Liberal Democrats 7.

The Conservative vote in the South East region declined by 13 percentage points between 1992 and 1997 to less than 42%. In only 8 individual constituencies, in this their strongest region, did they poll more than half the votes cast. Nevertheless they still managed to win two-thirds of the seats because the main beneficiary of their decline was the previously third-placed Labour party.

The Liberal Democrats, as elsewhere, won a number of carefully targeted seats even though their overall share of the vote was lower than in wither 1992 or 1994.

The Tories would have won all 11 South East seats if a similar party list system had been used for the 1997 general election. The region will therefore provide a rare example, in the current electoral climate, of the Conservatives 'losing' seats through the exercise of proportionality.

Minor parties need a lower share of the vote here than in any other region to gain a seat and the Green Party has strong claims.




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