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    June 2004
    European Elections: Eastern region
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    There were seven seats up for election in the Eastern England region which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
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    There was disappointment for the former BBC journalist Martin Bell who failed in his bid to become an Independent MEP for the Eastern Region, which includes Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Instead the UKIP snatched 2 of the 7 seats, the Conservatives 3, leaving Labour and the Lib Dems with one each.

    There's now a significant change to the political makeup in the Eastern region. Five years ago - when there was one extra seat on offer - the Conservatives claimed four, Labout two and the Liberal Demoncrats and UKIP one each.

     
    VOTES
    MEPs
    PARTY
    %
    +/-
    TOTAL
    1999
    +/-
    TOTAL
    Conservative
    30.8
    -11.9
    465526
    4
    -1
    3
    UK Independence Party 19.6 10.7
    296160
    1
    2
    2
    Labour 16.2 -8.9
    244929
    2
    -1
    1
    Liberal Democrat 14.0 2.1
    211378
    1
    0
    1
    Independent -
    Bell
    6.2 6.2
    93028
    0
    0
    0
    Green 5.6 -0.6
    84068
    0
    0
    0
    BNP 4.3 3.4
    65557
    0
    0
    0
    English Democrats
    Party
    1.8 1.8
    25807
    0
    0
    0
    Respect 0.9 0.9
    13904
    0
    0
    0
    Independent -
    Naisbitt
    0.3 0.3
    5137
    0
    0
    0
    Pro Life 0.3 0.3
    3730
    0
    0
    0


    CANDIDATES ELECTED PARTY
    Christopher Beazley CON
    Andrew Duff LD
    Richard Howitt LAB
    Robert Sturdy CON
    Jeffrey Titford UKIP
    Geoffrey Van Orden CON
    Tom Wise UKIP

     

     

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