East Midlands

Turnout 32.6%


  • CON Andrew Lewer
  • CON Emma McClarkin
  • LAB Glenis Willmott
  • UKIP Roger Helmer
  • UKIP Margot Parker

Parties shown in alphabetical order


Party Votes % MEPs change +/-
UK Independence Party Votes 368,734 Votes Percentage 32.90 (+16.45) MEPs 2 MEPs +/- +1
Conservative Votes 291,270 Votes Percentage 25.99 (-4.16) MEPs 2 MEPs +/- 0
Labour Votes 279,363 Votes Percentage 24.93 (+8.08) MEPs 1 MEPs +/- 0
Green Votes 67,066 Votes Percentage 5.98 (-0.85) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Liberal Democrat Votes 60,773 Votes Percentage 5.42 (-6.91) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- -1
An Independence From Europe Votes 21,384 Votes Percentage 1.91 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
British National Party Votes 18,326 Votes Percentage 1.64 (-7.02) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
English Democrats Votes 11,612 Votes Percentage 1.04 (-1.28) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Harmony Party Votes 2,194 Votes Percentage 0.20 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0

Latest updates East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)



Is this your new High Street?

Demand for warehousing space has almost doubled over the last 10 years, driven by online retailers.



Job losses 'dreadful blow for East Midlands'

Calum McKenzie
BBC News

A Labour MEP has said there needs to be "urgent action to protect staff" following the Rolls-Royce job cuts announcement.

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Rory Palmer, who represents the East Midlands, said he was "very concerned" that the manufacturer had made the decision.

He added: "This announcement is a dreadful blow to staff, their families and our region's economy.

"Rolls-Royce needs to set out how it plans to provide support to those affected. We need urgent action to protect staff."



'Chaos' as part of M1 closes for weekend

Drivers including football fans and people catching flights are being warned to expect disruption.



UKIP leader should go 'sooner rather than later'

Liam Barnes
BBC News

East Midlands MEP Margot Parker resigned this morning from her position as UKIP's deputy leader, and she hasn't gone quietly.

She said the party's embattled leader Henry Bolton should step down, saying his "personal life took over the job he was elected to do".

Her resignation came after the party's national executive committee backed a vote of no confidence.

It would be quicker and cleaner if he came to the conclusion he could go sooner rather than later. This is taking time away from doing the job. This puts the party in a limbo situation.
Margot Parker, East Midlands MEP
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East Midlands MEP quits as UKIP deputy

Calum McKenzie
BBC News

UKIP's deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton's refusal to step down as head of the party.

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Margot Parker, an MEP for the East Midlands, said that Mr Bolton had left the party in "limbo" and that he should go "sooner rather than later".

Ms Parker will remain a member of UKIP and an MEP.

Her resignation comes after the party's national executive committee (NEC) unanimously backed a vote of no confidence.

Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend about Meghan Markle.



'Not many opportunities' in Newark

The East Midlands town is one of England's worst areas for social mobility, a report says.



New unemployment figures for area

Barbara Stimpson
BBC Radio Lincolnshire

New figures show unemployment rose in the East Midlands by 1,000 in the three months to September.

94,000 people are out of work in the region. That's a rate of 4%.

In Lincolnshire just over 7,000 people claimed out of work benefits last month.



East Midlands MEP gets UKIP deputy leader job

Calum McKenzie
BBC Local Live

An East Midlands MEP has said her new role as deputy leader of UKIP will be crucial in order to "help shape the future of the UK".

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Margot Parker, one of the party's two representatives for the East Midlands in the European Parliament, was appointed by to the position by the recently-elected UKIP leader Henry Bolton.

"I was both delighted and honoured to be asked by Henry to become the party’s deputy leader," Ms Parker said.

"It is time for everyone in UKIP to pull together and drive the party forward over the next few years.

"I will continue my work as an MEP to ensure a clean Brexit and to fight for what is best for the country.

"I will also be working closely with our new leader and his team over the next 18 months or so – a crucial period which will help shape the future of the UK."



New MEP heading to European Parliament

Calum McKenzie
BBC Local Live

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Watch: Retiring MEP reflects on her time in Brussels

Calum McKenzie
BBC Local Live

East Midlands MEP Glenis Wilmott has given her final speech as Labour's leader in the European Parliament to her party's conference in Brighton.

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Ms Willmott, who has represented the region as an MEP since 2009, is retiring next month.

Her speech touched upon what she thought the party had achieved in Europe, including better workers rights, investment in industrial communities and helping to clean up the nation's beaches.

The Conservative Party Conference starts on Sunday in Manchester.

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