European Election Results

  1. European Election Results 2009 (selected)
  2. European Election Results 2004

European Election Results 2009

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected by proportional representation (PR). Instead of electing one person to one seat in each constituency, the UK is divided up into regions, and several MEPs are elected from each region.

Scotland is treated as one region and returns six MEPs out of 72 for the UK. The PR system uses closed regional lists, where political parties put forward candidates within each region (the regional list). Individual candidates may also stand. Voters cast their vote either for a party or an individual candidate.

 Successful Candidate Party  Votes on allocation of seat 
 Ian Hudghton SNP  321007 
 David Martin The Labour Party  229853 
 Struan Stevenson  Conservative Party 185794 
 Alyn Smith SNP  160504 
 George Lyon Liberal Democrats  127038 
 Catherine Stihler The Labour Party 114927

The full results can be downloaded below.

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