Scotland (European Parliament constituency)

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Scotland
European Parliament constituency
Scotland (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Scotland (European Parliament constituency).svg
Shown in the United Kingdom
Created1999
MEP(s)8 (1999 - 2004)
7 (2004 - 2009)
6 (2009 - present)
Member StateUnited Kingdom
Source(s)[1][2]

Scotland constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. For 2009 it elects 6 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the boundaries of Scotland, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, Lothians, Mid Scotland and Fife, North East Scotland, South of Scotland, Strathclyde East, and Strathclyde West.

MEPs for former Scottish constituencies, 1979-1999[1]
Election1979 – 19841984 – 19891989 – 19941994 – 1999
Highlands
and Islands
Winnie Ewing
Scottish National
North East
Scotland
James Provan
Conservative
Henry McCubbin
Labour
Allan Macartney
Scottish National
to August 1998
Ian Hudghton
Scottish National
from November 1998
South of
Scotland
Alasdair Hutton
Conservative
Alex Smith
Labour
LothiansIan Dalziel
Conservative
David Martin
Labour
Mid Scotland
and Fife
John Purvis
Conservative
Alex Falconer
Labour
Strathclyde
West
Adam Fergusson
Conservative
Hugh McMahon
Labour
Strathclyde
East
Kenneth Darlingston Collins
Labour
GlasgowJaney Buchan
Labour
Bill Miller
Labour

Returned members[edit]

MEPs for Scotland, 1999 onwards
Election1999 (5th parliament)2004 (6th parliament)2009 (7th parliament)
MEP
Party
Ian Hudghton
Scottish National
MEP
Party
Neil MacCormick
Scottish National
Alyn Smith
Scottish National
MEP
Party
Elspeth Attwooll
Liberal Democrat
George Lyon
Liberal Democrat
MEP
Party
Struan Stevenson
Conservative
MEP
Party
John Purvis
Conservative
Seat abolished
MEP
Party
David Martin
Labour
MEP
Party
Catherine Stihler[2]
Labour
MEP
Party
Bill Miller
Labour
Seat abolished
Key to the Political Groups in the European Parliament (UK)[3](v.d.e)
British partySeats/73EP groupSeats/754
Conservative26 Conservatives & Reformists54
Labour13 Socialists & Democrats189
Liberal Democrat12 Liberals & Democrats85
UKIP18Freedom & Democracy34
1None
Green2Greens & Free Alliance59
Scottish National2
Plaid Cymru1
Sinn Féin1 EUL-NGL34
UUP1 Conservatives & Reformists54
British National1None
Democratic Unionist1
British Democratic1
We Demand a Referendum1
Independent1
Independent1Freedom & Democracy34

1 UKIP have 9 MEPs in total, but only 8 are in the Freedom & Democracy group, with Trevor Colman as a Non-Inscrit.

Election results[edit]

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Elected candidates are listed in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European Election 2014: Scotland
ListCandidatesVotes%±%
ConservativeIan Duncan, Belinda Don, Nosheena Mobarik, Jamie Gardiner, Iain McGill, Stuart Mcintyre [3][4]N/AN/AN/A
LabourDavid Martin, Catherine Stihler, Derek Munn, Katrina Murray, Asim Khan, Kirsty O'Brien[5]N/AN/AN/A
Liberal DemocratGeorge Lyon, Christine Jardine, Lisa Strachan, Richard Brodie, Jade HoldenN/AN/AN/A
SNPIan Hudghton, Alyn Smith, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Stephen Gethins, Toni Giugliano, Chris Stephens[6][7]N/AN/AN/A
Scottish GreenMaggie Chapman, Chas Booth, Alis Ballance, Alastair Whitelaw, Grace Murray, Steen ParishN/AN/AN/A
UKIPDavid Coburn, Mike Scott-Hayward, Christopher Monckton, Otto Inglis,

Paul Henke, Malcolm Macaskill, Ross Durance, Steven McKeane, Kevin Newton

N/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
European Election 2009: Scotland[8][9]
ListCandidatesVotes%±%
SNPIan Hudghton, Alyn Smith
Aileen McLeod, Drew Hendry, Duncan Ross, Gordon Archer
321,007
(160,503.5)
29.1+9.4
LabourDavid Martin, Catherine Stihler
Mary Lockhart, Paul McAleavely, Kirsty Connell, Nasim Khan[10]
229,853
(114,926.5)
20.8-5.6
ConservativeStruan Stevenson
Belinda Don, Helen Gardiner, Donald G. MacDonald, Gerald Michaluk, PJ Lewis[11]
185,79416.8-0.9
Liberal DemocratGeorge Lyon
Euan Robson, Robert Aldridge, Patsy Kenton, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon[12]
127,03811.5-1.6
Scottish GreenElaine Morrison, Chas Booth, Kirsten Robb, Alastair Whitelaw, Ruth Dawkins, Peter McColl80,4427.3+0.5
UKIPPeter Adams, Paul Hencke, Phillip Anderson, Matthew Desmond, Donald Mackay, Paul Wiffen, Kathleen Desmond [13]57,7885.2-1.5
BNPGary Raikes, Charlie Baillie, Deborah McKnight, Roy Jones, Max Dunbar, Elise Jones [14]27,1742.5+0.8
Socialist LabourLouise McDaid, David Jacobsen, Katherine McGavigan, James Berrington, Claire Watt, James McDaid22,1352.0+2.0
Scottish ChristianSheila McLaughlan, John Smart, Brian Ross, Archie Linnegan, Christine Cormack, Isobel Anne Macleod16,7381.5+1.5
Scottish SocialistColin Fox, Angela Gorrie, Johanna Dind, Nick McKerrell, Raphie de Santos, Felicity Garvie10,4040.9-4.3
IndependentDuncan Robertson10,1890.9+0.9
NO2EUJohn Foster, Tommy Sheridan, Leah Ganley, Stuart Hyslop, Ajit Singh Uppal, Tom Morrison9,6930.9+0.9
Jury TeamAlan Wallace, John O'Callaghan, Stuart Brown, Kenneth Lees, Mev Brown, Austin Compson-Bradford[15]6,2570.6+0.6
Turnout1,104,51228.5−2.4
European Election 2004: Scotland[16]
ListCandidatesVotes%±%
LabourDavid Martin, Catherine Stihler
Bill Miller, Kirsty O'Brien, Colin Smyth, Catriona Renton, Gemma Doyle
310,865
(155,432.5)
26.4-2.3
SNPIan Hudghton, Alyn Smith
Kenneth Gibson, Douglas Henderson, Alexander Nicholson, Alex Orr, Janet Law, Duncan Ross
231,505
(115,752.5)
19.7-7.5
ConservativeStruan Stevenson, John Purvis
Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Anne Harper, Paul Nelson, Douglas Taylor
209,028
(104,514)
17.8-2.0
Liberal DemocratElspeth Attwooll
Robert Aldridge, Alex Bruce, Karen Freel, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon, Christine James, Jermaine Allison
154,17813.1+3.3
Scottish GreenChas Booth, Tara O'Leary, Martin Bartos, Moira Dunworth, Alastair Whitelaw, Katherine Joester, James Park79,6956.8+1.0
UKIPPeter Troy, Philip Anderson, George Cormack, Michael Phillips, Janice Murdock, Donald Mackay, Peter Nielson78,8286.7+5.4
Scottish SocialistFelicity Garvie, Nick McKerrel, Hugh Kerr, Catriona Grant, Lynn Sheridan, John Sangster, Andrew Rossiter61,3565.2+1.2
Christian VoteGeorge Hargreaves, William Thompson, Richard Russell, David Braid, Marion McNeill, Mary Hay, Rose Irtwange21,0561.8N/A
BNPSteven Blake, Scott McLean, David Kerr, Stephen Burns, Bryan Dickson, Craig McComb, John Bean[17]19,4271.7+1.3
Scottish Wind WatchBrendan Hamill, Sylvia Thorne, Charles Bennie, Jennifer Scobie, Bennie Palmer, Helen Pass, Richard Hammock7,2550.6N/A
IndependentFergus Tait3,6240.3N/A
Turnout1,176,81730.9+6.2
European Election 1999: Scotland[18]
ListCandidatesVotes%±%
LabourDavid Martin, Bill Miller, Catherine Taylor
Christine May, Hugh McMahon, James Paton, John Clifford, Jeanette Bradley
283,490
(94,496.67)
28.7N/A
SNPIan Hudghton, Neil MacCormick
Anne Gillies, Gordon Wilson, Janet Law, Kris Browne, Ian Goldie, Josephine Docherty
268,528
(134,264)
27.2N/A
ConservativeStruan Stevenson, John Purvis
Anne Harper, Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Iain Mitchell, Peter Ramsay, Anthony Gilbey
195,296
(97,648)
19.8N/A
Liberal DemocratElspeth Attwooll
Robert Aldridge, Neil Mitchison, Heather Lyall, Clive Sneddon, Danus Skene, Karen Freel, Jayne Struthers
96,9719.8N/A
Scottish GreenMarion Coyne, Eleanor Scott, Phil O'Brien, Graeme Farmer, Linda Hendry, Chris Ballance, Kay Allan, Alastair Whitelaw57,1425.8N/A
Scottish SocialistHugh Kerr, Rosie Kane, Harvey Duke, Catherine Stewart, Colin Fox, Shareen Blackall, Steve Arnott, Frances Curran39,7204.0N/A
Pro-Euro ConservativePaul Dwyer, Joanna Lavender, Douglas McConchie, Richard Ashurst, Neasa MacEarlean, Oliver Grant, Alexander Skinner, James Waters17,7811.8N/A
UKIPAlistair McConnachie, Donald Mackay, James McKenna, Stuart Brown, Matthew Henderson, Joseph Smith, Peter Nielson, John Mumford12,4591.3N/A
Socialist LabourLouise McDaid, Christopher Herriot, Katharine McGavigan, Stephen Mayes, Patricia Graham, Colin Turbett, Margaret Stead, James Galloway9,3851.0N/A
BNPKenneth Smith, Scott McLean,[19] Russell Bradley, Mark Allen, Paul Wilkinson, Robert Currie, David Kerr,[20] James Mills3,7290.4N/A
Natural LawJames McKissock, George Stidolph, Diana Kras, Kenneth Blair, David Pettigrew, Iain Petrie, Anna Rawlinson, Thomas Pringle2,0870.2N/A
Accountant for Lower Scottish TaxesCharles Lawson1,6320.2N/A
Turnout988,31024.7N/A

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