European Elections 2014: Conservatives top poll in North Herts
- Credit: Archant
The Conservatives top the poll in North Hertfordshire bucking a national trend, with UKIP finishing second and Labour third.
The results were as follows:
An Independence from Europe: 525
British National Party: 211
Christian Peoples Alliance: 236
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Conservative Party: 12,187
English Democrats: 238
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Green Party: 3668
Labour Party: 6931
Liberal Democrats: 2904
UK Independence Party: 9827
Despite finishing out on top in North Herts UKIP topped the poll for the East of England constituency and gained two MEPs.
The MEPs elected to represent the east of England are as follows:
David Campbell Bannerman (Con) existing
Vicky Ford (Con) existing
Geoffrey Van Orden (Con) existing
Richard Howitt (Lab) existing
Stuart Agnew (UKIP) existing
Tim Aker (UKIP) newly elected
Patrick O’Flynn (UKIP) newly elected
Members of the European Parliament are elected using a party-list proportional representation. Party’s put forward a list of candidates and then are allocated a proportion of seats according to their share of the vote.
The candidates at the top of the list will receive the first seat that party is allocated and so on.
The UK is divided into 12 electoral constituencies with the East of England area covering Comet country.