Regions

England
   North East
   North West
   Yorkshire
   East Midlands
   West Midlands
   East
   South East
   South West
   London
Not England
   N Ireland
   Scotland
   Wales
Great Britain
United Kingdom

Labour Party

Description

Labour did very badly in 2009. To put it into historical perspective, they got their lowest vote share in any nationwide election since the December 1910 general election. In South West England less than 3% of the electorate voted for them, an appalling result for a governing party.

But then they were in government, and at the end of an unpopular worn-out government to boot. Now they're in opposition. There is usually an anti-government swing in European elections, and 2014 is unlikely to be different. Furthermore, it's not just the Tories who are in government, the Lib Dems are too. This means that not only will the Lib Dems lose votes due to being in government, they will also fail to pick up protest votes, which could go Labour's way instead.

Will Labour come first in 2014? It looks that either they or UKIP will.

Result in 2009 for Labour

Region Votes %Vote Quotas Seats Graph
NE England 147,338 24.98 1.00 1/3
London 372,590 21.28 1.92 2/8
Scotland 229,853 20.81 1.46 2/6
NW England 336,831 20.39 1.84 2/8
Wales 138,852 20.28 1.01 1/4
Yorkshire 230,009 18.76 1.31 1/6
West Midlands 240,201 17.00 1.36 1/7
East Midlands 206,945 16.86 1.01 1/5
East of England 167,833 10.47 0.84 1/7
SE England 192,592 8.25 0.91 1/10
SW England 118,716 7.66 0.54 0/6
Total 2,381,760 15.74 13/70
England 2,013,055 15.08 10/60
North England 714,178 20.59 4/17
Midlands 447,146 16.94 2/12
South England 851,731 11.77 4/31
Not England 368,705 16.22 3/13
Great Britain 2,381,760 15.74 13/70
United Kingdom 2,381,760 15.25 13/73

Key:

  • Votes - the votes the party got in that region
  • %Vote - the percentage of total votes in that region the party got
  • Quotas - the number of d'Hondt quotas the party got. A party is guaranteed a seat for each quota it gets, and may receive more. This is a measure of how close a party is to getting a seat.
  • Seats - how many seats the party got out of the total available
  • Graph - a bargraph of the party's vote share in a region