European Parliament election, 2014 (Gibraltar)

Gibraltar European Parliament election, 2014

22 May 2014

contributes towards 6 seats to the European Parliament

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nick Clegg David Cameron Ed Miliband
Party Liberal Democrat Conservative Labour
Alliance Liberal Social Democrats Socialist Labour
Leader since 18 December 2007 6 December 2005 25 September 2010
Last election 18.2% 53.3% 19.0%
Popular vote 4,822 1,236 659
Percentage 67.2% 17.2% 9.2%
Swing 49.0% 36.1% 9.8%

The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is a part of the European Parliament constituency combined region of South West England and Gibraltar. For elections to the European Parliament in 2014, the vote in the region took place on 22 May 2014, with the results announced on 25 May 2014. On the previous two occasions Gibraltar has participated in European elections, the Conservative Party had topped the poll. The Liberal Democrats won the popular vote in the territory for the first time. They opposed British withdrawal from the European Union and were the only party to include a Gibraltar resident on their list of candidates, Lyana Armstrong-Emery of the Liberal Party of Gibraltar.[1]

The result was notable as one of only four counting areas in which the Liberal Democrats topped the poll, the others being South Lakeland in Cumbria and Orkney and Shetland in Scotland. Despite the result in Gibraltar, the Liberal Democrat vote fell across the South West region (and the whole of the UK), and the sitting Liberal Democrat MEP, Graham Watson, described as a "stalwart" and "advocate" of Gibraltar,[2] lost his seat.

Results

PartyVotes (Gib)[3]Votes (SW Eng)[4]% (Gib)% (SW Eng)Change (SW Eng)SeatsMEPs[5]
Liberal Democrat4,822160,37667.210.7-6.50
Conservative1,236433,15117.228.9-1.42Ashley Fox, Julie Girling
Labour659206,1249.213.7+6.11Clare Moody
UKIP290484,1844.032.310.22William Dartmouth, Julia Reid
Green84166,4471.211.1+1.81Molly Scott Cato
BNP4210,9100.60.7-3.20
English Democrat2415,0810.31.0-0.60
An Independence from Europe2323,1690.31.5+1.50

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