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Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament Constituency

Yorkshire and the Humber
European Parliament constituency
Map of the 2014 European Parliament constituencies with Yorkshire and the Humber highlighted in red
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Shown within England
Member state United Kingdom
Created 1999
MEPs 7 (1999-2004)
6 (2004-present)

Yorkshire and the Humber is a constituency of the European Parliament. It elects six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.


The constituency corresponds to the Yorkshire and the Humber region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Humberside, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Yorkshire South, Yorkshire South West, Yorkshire West, and parts of Cleveland and Richmond and Lincolnshire and Humberside South.

Returned members

1Diana Wallis resigned in January 2012.[6]2Timothy Kirkhope was appointed to the House of Lords in 2016 and as a result was required to resign.[7]

Election results

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Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

European election 2014: Yorkshire and The Humber
List Candidates Votes % ±
UKIP Jane Collins, Amjad Bashir, Mike Hookem,
Gary Shores, Jason Smith, Anne Murgatroyd[9][10]
31.1 +13.7
Labour Linda McAvan, Richard Corbett,
Eleanor Tunnicliffe, Asghar Khan, Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, Darren Hughes[10]
29.3 +10.6
Conservative Timothy Kirkhope,
Alex Story, John Procter, Carolyn Abbott, Michael Naughton, Ryan Stephenson[10][11]
248,945 19.2 −5.3
Green Andrew Cooper, Shan Oakes, Dr Vicky Dunn, Denise Craghill, Martin Hemingway, Kevin Warnes[10][12] 102,282 7.9 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Edward McMillan-Scott, James Monaghan, Joe Otten, Chris Foote Wood, Jacqueline Bell, Aqila Choudhry[10][13] 81,108 6.25 −6.9
An Independence from Europe Christopher Booth, Kerrie Oxenham, Malcolm Snelling, John Buchanan Martin, Paul Balderson Sootheran, Howard Roy Blake[10][14] 24,297 1.9 N/A
BNP Marlene Guest, Adam Walker, Danny Cooke, Joanne Brown, Steven Richard Harrison, Stuart Henshaw[10][15] 20,138 1.6 −8.2
Yorkshire Party Stewart Arnold, Richard Carter, Richard Honnoraty[10][16] 19,017 1.5 N/A
English Democrat Chris Beverley, David Wildgoose, Ian Sutton, Colin Porter, Tom Redmood, David Allen[10][17] 13,288 1.0 −1.5
No2EU Trevor Howard, Mary Jackson, Carrie Hedderwick, Adrian O'Malley, Steven John Andrew, Iain Alaistair Dalton[10] 3,807 0.29 −1.0
Turnout 1,296,701 33.5 +1.2
European election 2009: Yorkshire and The Humber[18][19]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Conservative Edward McMillan-Scott, Timothy Kirkhope
Fleur Butler, Matthew Bean, Nick Burrows, Glynis Frew
24.5 −0.2
Labour Linda McAvan
Richard Corbett, Emma Hoddinott, David Bowe, Melanie Onn, Mahroof Hussain
230,009 18.8 −7.5
UKIP Godfrey Bloom
Jonathan Arnott, Jason Smith, Toby Horton, David Daniel, Lynette Afshar
213,750 17.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Diana Wallis
Stewart Arnold, Rebecca Taylor, James Monaghan, Nader Fekri, Neil Poole
161,552 13.2 −2.4
BNP Andrew Brons
Nick Cass, Chris Beverley, Marlene Guest, Paul Harris, Trevor Brown
120,139 9.8 +1.8
Green Martin Hemingway, Shan Oakes, Leslie Rowe, Lesley Hedges, Kevin Warnes, Steve Barnard, 104,456 8.5 +2.8
English Democrat Michael Cassidy, Joanne Robinson, Peter Davies, David  Wildgoose, Paul McEnhill, Geoffery Crossman 31,287 2.6 +1.0
Socialist Labour William Capstick, Linda Sheriden, Stephen Yoxall, Holly Jo Yoxall, Terence Robinson, Christopher Butler 19,380 1.6 N/A
Christian Sid Cordle, Andrew McClintock, Angela MacDonald, John O'Brien, Samantha Cauldwell, Rebecca Jones 16,742 1.4 N/A
NO2EU Keith Gibson, Celia Foote, Jackie Grunsell, Peter Marsh, Mike Davies, Juliet Marie Boddington 15,614 1.3 N/A
Jury Team Barbara Hibbert, Anthony Hooper, Ben Saxton 7,181 0.6 N/A
Libertas Antony Devoy, Edward Devoy, Stephen Clark, Diana MacLeod, Trevor Bending, Kathleen Harris 6,268 0.5 N/A
Turnout 1,226,180 32.3 −10.3
European election 2004: Yorkshire and the Humber[20][21]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Labour Linda McAvan, Richard Corbett
David Bowe, Patricia Sutcliffe, Chris Naylor, Jo Coles
26.3 −5.0
Conservative Timothy Kirkhope, Edward McMillan-Scott
Mohammed Riaz, Kenneth Irvine, Ian Bruce, Carolyn Abbott
24.6 −12.0
Liberal Democrat Diana Wallis
Julia Gash, Stewart Arnold, Robert Adamson, Colin Ross, Zulfiqar Ali
244,607 15.6 +1.2
UKIP Godfrey Bloom
Jonathan Arnott, John Nunn, John Walker, David Sewards, Ann Schwab
228,666 14.0 +6.9
BNP Nicholas Cass, Christopher Beverley, John Brayshaw, John Aveyard, Paul Cromie, Dianne Carr 126,538 8.0 +6.8
Green Mark Hill, Linda Duckenfield, John Phillips, Jonathan Dixon, John Norris, James Russell 90,337 5.7 0
Respect Anas Altikriti, Mobeen Azhar, Sue Wild, Janet Alder, Kath Owen, Christopher Cheetham 29,865 1.9 N/A
English Democrat Gary Cowd, Stephen Elliott, Derek Smith, Nicholas Booth 24,068 1.5 N/A
Independent Robert Ellis 14,762 0.9 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies, Azar Iqbal, Juliet Boddington, Celia Foote, Jeannie Sutton, Steven Radford 13,776 0.9 N/A
Turnout 1,573,201 42.6 +23.0
European election 1999: Yorkshire and the Humber [22][23]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Conservative Edward McMillan-Scott, Timothy Kirkhope, Robert Goodwill
Christine Adamson, Earl of Dartmouth, David Nuttall, Raja Najabat Hussain
36.6 N/A
Labour Linda McAvan, David Bowe, Richard Corbett
Roger Barton, Barry Seal, Veronica Hardstaff, Dominic Shellard
31.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Diana Wallis
Michael Pitts, Angela Harris, Colin Ross, Sylvia Anginotti, Robert Adamson, Madeleine Kirk
107,168 14.4 N/A
UKIP Gordon Rogers, Richard North, Peter Davies, Judith Longman, Clive Fairclough, David Barley, Paul Godfrey 52,824 7.1 N/A
Green Peg Alexander, Mark Hill, Vivienne Smith, Anthony Martin, Andy d'Agorne, Joseph Otten, Clive Lord 42,604 5.7 N/A
Leeds Left Alliance Michael Davis, Celia Foote, Joseph Kenyon, Jean Sutton, Michelle Hanley, Anthony Fee, Malcolm Christie 9,554 1.3 N/A
BNP Richard Mulhall, Adrian Marsden, Graham Cook, Christopher Ward, Paul Wilson, Ronald Smith, Jay Lee 8,911 1.2 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Julia Gash, Andrew Mayer, Louise Rowntree, Alexander Goodman, Paul McIlroy, Angela Pullen, Keith Bennett 8,075 1.1 N/A
Socialist Labour Linda Muir, Alan Brooke, Stephen Yoxall, Thomas Appleyard, Robert Morris, Frank Cave, Stewart Emms 7,650 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Geoffrey Mead, Stuart Withers, Mark Gaskell, Diana Leighton, Roger Perry, Barry Franklin, Robert Thurston 1,604 0.2 N/A
Turnout 744,067 19.6 N/A


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