West Midlands (European Parliament constituency)
West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. It is represented by seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. In 2009, the constituency had been reduced to six seats, but also elected a "virtual MEP" who took her seat in the Parliament when the Treaty of Lisbon came into effect. The constituency was also previously represented by seven MEPs prior to the 2009 election.
|European Parliament constituency|
Location among the current constituencies
Shown within England
|Member state||United Kingdom|
It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Birmingham East, Birmingham West, Coventry and North Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, Worcestershire and South Warwickshire, and parts of Peak District, Staffordshire East and Derby, and Staffordshire West and Congleton.
|MEPs for the West Midlands, 1999 onwards|
|Election||1999 (5th parliament)||2004 (6th parliament)||2009 (7th parliament)||2014 (8th parliament)|
Brexit Party (2019-)
An Independence from Europe (2014)
Brexit Party (2019-)
We Demand a Referendum (2012–2014)
Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.
|European Election 2019: West Midlands|
|Brexit||Rupert Lowe, Martin Daubney, Andrew England Kerr
Vishal Khatri, Nikki Page, Laura Kevehazi, Katharine Harborne
Sion Simon, Julia Buckley, Ansar Khan, Zarah Sultana, Sam Hennessy, Liz Clements
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Bennion
Ade Adeyemo, Jeanie Falconer, Jenny Wilkinson, Jennifer Gray, Beverley Nielsen, Lee Dargue
Diana Toynbee, Paul Woodhead, Julian Dean, Louis Stephen, Helen Heathfield, Kefentse Dennis
Daniel Dalton, Suzanne Webb, Meirion Jenkins, Alex Philips, Mary Noone, Ahmed Ejaz
|Change UK||Stephen Dorrell, Charlotte Gath, Peter Wilding, Amrik Kandola, Joanna McKenna, Victor Odusanya, Lucinda Empson||45,673||3.39||+3.39|
|UKIP||Ernest Valentine, Paul Williams, Graham Eardley, Paul Allen, Nigel Ely, Joe Smyth, Derek Bennett||66,934||4.97||-26.52|
|European Election 2014: West Midlands|
|UKIP||Jill Seymour, James Carver, Bill Etheridge
Phil Henrick, Michael Wrench, Michael Green, Lyndon Jones
|Labour||Neena Gill, Siôn Simon
Lynda Waltho, Ansar Ali Khan, Olwen Hamer, Tony Ethapemi, Philippa Louise Roberts
|Conservative||Philip Bradbourn, Anthea McIntyre,
Daniel Dalton, Michael Burnett, Sibby Buckle, Daniel Sames, Alex Avern
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Bennion, Jonathan Webber, Christine Tinker, Ayoub Khan, Tim Bearder, Neville Farmer, John Redfern||75,648||5.6||−6.4|
|Green||Will Duckworth, Aldo Mussi, Vicky Duckworth, Tom Harris, Karl Macnaughton, Duncan Kerr, Laura Katherine Vesty||71,464||5.3||−0.9|
|An Independence from Europe||Mike Nattrass, Mark Nattrass, Joshna Pattni, Carl Henry Humphries, George Viner Forrest, Douglas Stephen Ingram, Paul Alders||27,171||2.0||N/A|
|We Demand a Referendum||Nikki Sinclaire, Andy Adris, Linda Brown, David Bennett, Judith Smart, Thomas Reid, Amanda Wilson||23,426||1.7||N/A|
|BNP||Michael Coleman, Jennifer Matthys, Kenneth Griffiths, Simon Patten, David Bradnock, Mark Badrick, Phil Kimberley||20,643||1.5||−7.1|
|English Democrat||Derek Hilling, Chris Newey, Stephen Paxton, Charles Hayward, Margaret Stoll, David Lane, Fred Bishop||12,832||0.9||−1.4|
|NO2EU||Dave Nellist, Pat Collins, Joanne Stevenson, Sophia Hussain, Paul Edward Reilly, Andrew Mark Chaffer, Amanda Jane Marfleet||4,653||0.3||−0.7|
|Harmony Party||Reg Mahrra||1,857||0.1||N/A|
Anthea McIntyre became an MEP in November 2011 when the relevant provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon came into effect, her addition being based on the 2009 vote. Phil Bennion became an MEP on the resignation of Liz Lynne.
|European Election 2009: West Midlands|
|Conservative||Philip Bradbourn, Malcolm Harbour
Anthea McIntyre, Michael Burnett, Mark Spelman, Daniel Dalton
|UKIP||Mike Nattrass, Nikki Sinclaire
Jill Seymour, Rustie Lee, Malcolm Hurst, Jonathan Oakton
Neena Gill, Claire Edwards, Anthony Painter, Victoria Quinn, Mohammed Nazir
|Liberal Democrat||Liz Lynne
Phil Bennion, Susan Juned, Colin Ross, Stephen Barber, William Powell
|BNP||Simon Darby, Alby Walker, Chris Turner, Ken Griffiths, Ellie Walker||121,967||8.6||+1.1|
|Green||Felicity Norman, Peter Tinsley, Chris Williams, Ian Davison, Vicky Dunn, Dave Wall||88,244||6.2||+1.1|
|English Democrat||David Lane, Frederick Bishop, John Lane, Graham Walker, Michael Ellis, Kim Gandy||32,455||2.3||N/A|
|Christian||David Booth, Samuel Nelson, Abiodun Akiwumi, Yeside Oguntoye, Ade Raji, Maxine Hargreaves||18,784||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||John Tyrrell, Satbir Singh Johal, Rajinder Claire, Bhagwant Singh, Surinder Pal Virdee, Shangra Singh Bhatoe||14,724||1.0||+0.4|
|NO2EU||David Nellist, Dyal Singh Bagri, Malcolm Gribbin, Jo Stevenson, Peter MacLaren, Andy Chaffer||13,415||1.0||N/A|
|Jury Team||Geoffery Coady, Graham Burton, Jeremy Spencer, David Bennett, Colin Thompson||8,721||0.6||N/A|
|Libertas||Jimmy Millard, Bridget Rose, Zigi Davenport, Andrew Bebbington, David Black, Matthew Lingard||6,961||0.5||N/A|
|European Election 2004: West Midlands|
|Conservative||Philip Bushill-Matthews, Philip Bradbourn, Malcolm Harbour
Andrew Griffiths, Peter Butler, Michael John Burnett, Jeremy Lefroy
|Labour||Michael Cashman, Neena Gill
Sue Hayman, Anthony Paul Carroll, Claire Edwards, Mohammad Nazir, Jane Louise Heggie
Earl of Bradford, Denis Vernon Brookes, Richard John Chamings, Christopher Rupert Kingsley, Greville James Guy Warwick, Andrew Moore
|Liberal Democrat||Liz Lynne
Paul Calvin Tilsley, Phillip Bennion, Martin Marshall Turner, Nicola Sian Davies, Lorely Burt, Michael David Dixon
|BNP||Simon Darby, Simon Charles Smith, Martin David Roberts, Robert Purcell, Mark Andrew Payne, Michael Coleman, William Thomas Locke||107,794||7.5||+5.8|
|Green||Chris Lennard, Felicity Mary Norman, David Wall, Barney Smith, Thomas Christopher Hellberg, Damon Leroy Hoppe, Rebecca Roseff||73,991||5.1||−0.6|
|Respect||John Rees, Salma Yaqoob, Cheryl Jacqueline Naomi Garvey, Mohammad Naseem, Winifred Olive Mary Whitehouse, Anil Seera, Penelope Hicks||34,704||2.4||N/A|
|Common Good||Dick Rodgers||8,650||0.6||N/A|
|European Election 1999: West Midlands|
|Conservative||John Corrie, Philip Bushill-Matthews, Malcolm Harbour, Philip Bradbourn
Richard Normington, Virginia Taylor, Mark Greenburgh, Michael Burnett
|Labour||Simon Murphy, Michael Cashman, Neena Gill
Mike Tappin, David Hallam, Phil Davis, Nuala O'Kane, Brenda Etchells
|Liberal Democrat||Liz Lynne
Paul Tilsley, Susan Juned, Phillip Bennion, Joan Walmsley, Sardul Marwa, Jamie Calder, John Cordwell
|UKIP||Mike Nattrass, Paul Garratt, Jonathan Oakton, Richard Charnings, Douglas Hope, Ian Crompton, Richard Adams, Clive Easton||49,621||5.8||N/A|
|Green||Felicity Norman, Guy Woodford, Paul Baptie, Hazel Clawley, Richard Mountford, Alan Clawley, Andrew Holtham, Elly Stanton||49,440||5.8||N/A|
|Independent Labour||Christine Oddy||36,849||4.3||N/A|
|Liberal||Michael Hyde, Robert Wheway, Colin Hallmark, Ann Winfield, Nicholas Brown, Anthony Bourko, David Hallmark, Joyce Millington||14,954||1.8||N/A|
|BNP||Sharron Edwards, Simon Darby, Stephen Edwards, Jeffrey Astbury, Keith Axon, Steven Batkin, Tommy Rogers, John Haycock||14,344||1.7||N/A|
|Pro-Euro Conservative||Brendan Donnelly, Rob Coppinger, Tim Perkins, Diane Hazeldine, Andrew Notman, John Gretton, Steve Law, John Marshall||11,144||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Dave Nellist, John Rothery, Lanne Hubbard, Salman Mirzo, Natasha Millward, Robert Hope, James Cessford, Peter McNally||7,203||0.8||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Sonan Singh, Satbir Singh Johal, Judith Sambrook-Marshall, Surinder Pal Virdee, David Ayrton, Brenda Procter, Carlos Rule, Michael Atherton||5,257||0.6||N/A|
|EDP English Freedom Party||Michael Gibbs||3,066||0.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Paul Davis, James Drewster, Huw Meads, Roger Gerrett, Mary Griffin, Roderic McCarthy, Brian Winstanley, Michael Twite||1,647||0.2||N/A|
- West Midlands. European Parliament / Information Office in the United Kingdom.
- Seat abolished due to Nice Treaty. Once provisions in the Lisbon Treaty are enacted, which require action from the Council, a seat will be restored.
- Philip Bradbourn died on 19 December 2014 (BBC)
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- Liz Lynne stood down in February 2012 (BBC)
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