Chelmsford City Council

European election results 2019

The count and declaration of results

We can announce that for the whole of the Eastern region: 

  • the total electorate was 4,407,975
  • there were 1,598,455 votes cast for candidates
  • there were 9,589 rejected votes 
  • that turnout was 36.48%


Elected MEPs

The seven MEPs for this region are:

  • Richard Tice, Brexit Party
  • Michael Heaver, Brexit Party
  • June Mummery, Brexit Party
  • Barbara Gibson, Liberal Democrat
  • Lucy Nethsingha, Liberal Democrat
  • Catherine Rowett, Green
  • Geoffrey Van Orden, Conservative


Totals

  • Change UK The Independent Group: 58,274 votes (3.65%)
  • Conservative and Unionist Party: 163,830 votes (10.25%)
  • English Democrats: 10,217 votes (0.64%)
  • Green Party: 202,460 votes (12.67%)
  • Labour Party: 139,490 votes (8.73%)
  • Liberal Democrats: 361,563 votes (22.62%)
  • The Brexit Party: 604,715 votes (37.83%)
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP): 54,676 votes (3.42%)
  • Independent (Attila Csordas): 3,230 votes (0.20%)

Results by area

CouncilChange UKConservativesEng. Dem.Green PartyLabourLib DemsBrexit PartyUKIPInd.
Babergh District Council89327291724494134755901135587344
Basildon Borough Council1257397528634243807553620843205273
Bedford Borough Council16584194298511553071092413868125467
Braintree District Council1203400928850542211631716590133680
Breckland Council1014397128842202113512115626165676
Brentwood Borough Council6952582138211510025219948666832
Broadland District Council1168387420347972375873314662136166
Broxbourne Borough Council7482884169183725283186989084338
Cambridge City Council13231499839408455117328506448268
Castle Point Borough Council662212214915171237212312821119434

You can also download a spreadsheet of the results.


Voting system

EU elections in the UK are run using the ‘party list’ system, rather than the ‘first past the post’ system.

The party list system is a type of proportional representation. This is where seats are shared out proportionately, according to the share of the vote. For example, if a region had 10 seats available and one party received 50% of the vote, they would win five seats. 

When casting your vote, you choose a party, rather than an individual candidate. Each party has a list of candidates, presented in preferential order. If a party secures enough votes to win a seat, the first candidate on their list takes that seat. If the party wins enough votes for two seats, Candidates 1 and 2 from their list are elected, and so on.

In this region, there are seven seats available. 

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