East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)


East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)

Infobox European Parliament constituency
name = Infobox East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)
title = East Midlands
locationmap2007=yes
lat=56.0
long=-0.5



mapcaption = Shown within England
created = 1999
meps = 6 (2004)
memberstate = United Kingdom
sources = [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/election/newep/en/pptsuk.shtm] [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/yourvoice/uk/law.html] |

East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 6 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Boundaries

The constituency corresponds to the East Midlands region of England.

Complaint against Kilroy-Silk

In August 2005, four of the MEPs for the region (Clark, Heaton-Harris, Helmer and Whitehead) sent a joint letter to President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell to complain of Kilroy-Silk: "He seems to have done little or no work as a constituency MEP for the East Midlands. This leaves five MEPs to do the work of six and the electorate have been short-changed". They went on to complain that Kilroy-Silk was not "fulfilling the pledge he made on becoming an MEP, to serve the electorate of his region" and to call for him to "either do the job for which he is paid, or get out and leave it to those who can."Stares , Justin. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1496182/Kilroy-Silk-does-'little-or-no-work'-and-should-quit,-say-MEPs.html Kilroy-Silk does 'little or no work' and should quit, say MEPs] . The Telegraph, 2005-08-13. "A cross-party coalition has called for Robert Kilroy-Silk to quit the European Parliament on the grounds that he seldom attends and does "little or no work" for his East Midlands constituency. [...] His four regional colleagues - Christopher Heaton-Harris (Conservative), Roger Helmer (Conservative), Phillip Whitehead (Labour) and Derek Clark (Ukip) - said they "deplore" Mr Kilroy-Silk's non-attendance. "He seems to have done little or no work as a constituency MEP for the East Midlands. This leaves five MEPs to do the work of six and the electorate have been short-changed," they wrote. "Mr Kilroy-Silk should either do the job for which he is paid, or get out and leave it to those who can." The parliament has no power to remove Mr Kilroy-Silk, who is understood to have attended the minimum number of plenary sessions required to be eligible for his parliamentary allowances.] Such a complaint is unprecedented and Kilroy-Silk refused to comment on it; the European Parliament does not have any power to expel a member and Borell has taken no action.

Election results

Election box begin for list
title=European Election 2004: East Midlands
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Helmer Chris Heaton-Harris
votes = 371,362 (185,681)
percentage = 26.4
change = −13.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Kilroy-Silk Derek Clark
votes = 366,498 (183,249)
percentage = 26.1
change = +18.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phillip Whitehead d. 2005 and replaced by Glenis Willmott
votes = 294,198
percentage = 21.0
change = −7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Newton Dunn
votes = 181,964
percentage = 12.9
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = "None"
votes = 91,860
percentage = 6.5
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = "None"
votes = 76,633
percentage = 5.5
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = "None"
votes = 20,009
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent Russell Rogers
candidate = "No"
votes = 2,615
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent Shadmyraine Halliday
candidate = "No"
votes = 847
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,413,086
percentage = 43.4
change = +20.6

Election box begin for list
title=European Election 1999: East Midlands
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Helmer Bill Newton Dunn Chris Heaton-Harris
votes = 285,662 (95,220.67)
percentage = 39.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mel Read Phillip Whitehead
votes = 206,756 (103,378)
percentage = 28.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Clegg
votes = 92,398
percentage = 12.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = "None"
votes = 54,800
percentage = 7.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = "None"
votes = 38,954
percentage = 5.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Alternative Labour List supporting Left Alliance
candidate = "None"
votes = 17,409
percentage = 2.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Pro-Euro Conservative Party
candidate = "None"
votes = 11,359
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = "None"
votes = 9,342
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = "None"
votes = 5,528
percentage = 0.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = "None"
votes = 1,525
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 723,733
percentage = 22.8
change = "N/A"

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