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

United Kingdom Independence Party

Description

UKIP have increased their share of the vote and number of seats in every European election since proportional representation was introduced in 1999. Since the Rotherham by-election, when they came second, they've been riding high in the opinion polls.

It has been speculated, particularly by UKIP supporters, that they could come first this time. In the past, UKIP have sometimes been written off as a joke; if they do come first no-one will be able to do that any more with a straight face.

Result in 2009 for UKIP

Region Votes %Vote Quotas Seats Graph
SW England 341,845 22.06 1.54 2/6
West Midlands 300,471 21.26 1.70 2/7
East of England 313,921 19.58 1.57 2/7
SE England 440,002 18.84 2.07 2/10
Yorkshire 213,750 17.43 1.22 1/6
East Midlands 201,184 16.39 0.98 1/5
NW England 261,740 15.84 1.43 1/8
NE England 90,700 15.38 0.62 0/3
Wales 87,585 12.80 0.64 1/4
London 188,440 10.76 0.97 1/8
Scotland 57,788 5.23 0.37 0/6
Total 2,497,426 16.50 13/70
England 2,352,053 17.62 12/60
North England 566,190 16.33 2/17
Midlands 501,655 19.00 3/12
South England 1,284,208 17.74 7/31
Not England 145,373 6.39 1/13
Great Britain 2,497,426 16.50 13/70
United Kingdom 2,497,426 15.99 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