4% Swing to Tories in European Elections

 Greens gain, Labour and LibDems lose in Hammersmith and Fulham

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The Conservative Party gained 15,305 votes in Hammersmith and Fulham - 37.6% of the total vote of 40,750. Compared to the last European Elections in 2004, that represented a swing of 4%.

The Tories gained at the expense of Labour, down 4.4% to gain 8,014 votes, or 19.7% of the total vote, and the Liberal Democrats, who received 5,085 votes which amounted to  12.5% , a loss of 2% compared with 2004.

The UK Independence Party were also losers in our borough, receiving 2,892 votes, 7.1% of the total - 2% less than in the previous election.

The Green Party however fared better, receiving 4,855 votes, or 11.9% of the total - a gain of 1.8%.

1,179, or 2.9% of those who vote, chose the British National Party, up by just 0.3% on 2004.

 

European Assembly - Hammersmith and Fulham Borough. June 2009

Party

Votes

Share

Change

Conservative Party

15,305

37.6%

+4.0%

Labour Party       

8,014

 19.7%

 -4.4%

UK Independence Party          

2,892

7.1%

-2.0%

Liberal Democrats

5,085

12.5%

-2.0%

Green Party

4,855

11.9%

+1.8%

British National Party

1,179

2.9%

+0.3%

Total

40,750

100%

-

 

In London Constituency there was no change in the number of seats that the parties hold in the European Assembly. The Conservatives got 27.4% of the overall vote, up by just 0.6% The other two main parties saw their votes fall with Labour down by 3.5%.

Big gainers were the Green Party who pipped UKIP to fourth place. Contrary to the trend seen elsewhere in the country UKIP saw their vote fall in London.

Turnout was 1,751,026 from an electorate of 5,257,624 which is almost exactly a third. This is an historical low but better than some were predicting.

European London Constituency - June 2009
Party Votes % Change MEPs
Conservative 479037 27.4 +0.6 3
Labour 372590 21.3 -3.5 2
Liberal Democrats 240156 13.7 -1.6 1
Green Party 190589 10.9 +2.5 1
UK Independence Party 188440 10.8 -1.6 1
British National Party 86420 4.9 +0.9 0
Christian Party-Christian Peoples Alliance 51336 2.9 +2.9 0
Independent - Jan Jananayagam 50014 2.9 +2.9 0
English Democrat 24477 1.4 +0.6 0
No2EU 17758 1.0 +1.0 0
Socialist Labour Party 15306 0.9 +0.9 0
Libertas 8444 0.5 +0.5 0
Jury Team 7284 0.4 +0.4 0
Independent - Steven Cheung 4918 0.3 +0.3 0
Socialist Party of Great Britain 4050 0.2 +0.2 0
Yes 2 Europe 3384 0.2 +0.2 0
Independent - Sohale Rahman 3248 0.2 +0.2 0
Independent - Gene Alcantara 1972 0.1 +0.1 0
Independent - Haroon Saad 1603 0.1 +0.1 0

The new elected European members for London are: Conservatives Charles Tannock, Syed Kamall and Marina Yannakoudakis; Labour's Claude Moraes and Mary Honeyball; Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford; Green Party representative Jean Lambert; UK Independence Party's Gerard Batten.

December 28, 2010