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Region
 West Midlands  8 seats
 Turnout   21.21%
Parties
   Declared
 Parties  Votes
 received
 MEPs
 elected
 Conservative  321719  4
 Labour  237671  3
 Lib Dem  95769  1
 UK Independence Party  49621  
 Green  49440  
 MEP Independent Labour  36849  
 Liberal Party  14954  
 BNP  14344  
 Pro Euro Conservative Party 11144  
 Socialist Alliance  7203  
 Socialist Labour Party  5257  
 EDP English Freedom Party  3066  
 Natural Law Party  1647  
 
Candidates
 Labour  Conservative
1. Murphy, Simon 1. Corrie, John
2. Cashman, Michael 2. Bushill-Matthews, Philip
3. Gill, Neena 3. Harbour, Malcolm
4. Tappin, Mike 4. Bradbourn OBE, Philip
5. Hallam, David 5. Normington, Richard
6. Davis, Philip 6. Taylor, Virginia
7. O'Kane, Nuala 7. Greenburgh, Mark
8. Etchalls, Brenda 8. Burnett, Michael
 Lib Dem  Green
1. Lynne, Liz 1. Norman, Felicity
2. Tilsley, Paul 2. Woodford, Guy
3. Juned, Susan 3. Baptie, Paul
4. Bennion, Philip 4. Clawley, Hazel
5. Walmsley, Joan 5. Mountford, Richard
6. Marwa, Sardul 6. Clawley, Alan
7. Calder, Jamie 7. Holtham, Andrew
8. Cordwell, John 8. Stanton, Elinor
 Pro Euro Conservative Party  UK Independence Party
1. Donnelly, Brendan 1. Nattrass, Michael
2. Coppinger, Robert 2. Garratt, Paul
3. Perkins, Timothy 3. Oakton, Jonathon
4. Hazeldine, Diane 4. Chamings, Richard
5. Notman, Andrew 5. Hope, Douglas
6. Gretton, John 6. Crompton, Ian
7. Law, Stephen 7. Adams, Richard
8. Marshall, John 8. Easton, Clive
 Socialist Labour Party  Natural Law Party
1. Singh, Sohan 1. Davis, Paul
2. Singh Johal, Satbir 2. Brewster, James
3. Sambrook-Marshall, Judith 3. Meads, Huw
4. Virdee, Surinder Pal 4. Garratt, Roger
5. Ayrton, David 5. Griffin, Mary
6. Procter, Brenda 6. McCarthy, Roderic
7. Rule, Carlos 7. Winstanley, Brian
8. Atherton, Michael 8. Twite, Michael
 BNP  Liberal Party
1. Edwards, Sharron 1. Hyde, Michael
2. Derby, Simon 2. Wheway, Robert
3. Edwards, Stephen 3. Hallmark, Colin
4. Astbury, Jeffrey 4. Winfield, Ann
5. Axon, Keith 5. Brown, Nicholas
6. Batkin, Stephen 6. Bourke, Anthony
7. Rogers, Tommy 7. Hallmark, David
8. Haycock, John 8. Millington, Joyce
 Socialist Alliance  MEP Independent Labour
1. Nellist, Dave 1. Oddy, Christine
2. Rothery, John
3. Hubbard, Lynne
4. Mirza, Salman
5. Millward, Natasha
6. Hope, Robert
7. Cassford, James
8. McNally, Peter
 EDP English Freedom Party  
1. Gibbs, Michael
 = Candidate elected
Description

Comprising the 59 parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire together with the unitary authorities of Stoke-on-Trent and The Wrekin.

At the 1997 general election Labour won 43 seats, the Conservatives 14 and the Liberal Democrats one. In addition the Speaker was re-elected in West Bromwich West following a challenge only by minor party candidates.

The West Midlands region has often been seen as England's electoral cockpit. It encompasses important industrial and manufacturing centres, affluent and leafy suburbs, and unspoilt rural acres.

Labour and the Conservatives, at least, have reliable areas of strength, but the voters also swing with the national mood. The Conservatives lost 17 seats -more than half their previous total- in 1997. The Liberal Democrats come a poor third in most constituencies.




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