2014 European Parliament election in Gibraltar


The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar was a part of the European Parliament constituency combined region of South West England and Gibraltar. For elections to the European Parliament in 2014, the vote in the region took place on 22 May 2014, with the results announced on 25 May 2014. On the previous two occasions Gibraltar has participated in European elections, the Conservative Party had topped the poll. The Liberal Democrats won the popular vote in the territory for the first time. They opposed British withdrawal from the European Union and were the only party to include a Gibraltar resident on their list of candidates, Lyana Armstrong-Emery of the Liberal Party of Gibraltar.[1]

European Parliament election in Gibraltar, 2014

 2009 22 May 2014 2019 

contributes towards 6 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nick Clegg David Cameron Ed Miliband
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Alliance Liberal Social Democrats Socialist Labour
Leader since 18 December 2007 6 December 2005 25 September 2010
Last election 18.2% 53.3% 19.0%
Popular vote 4,822 1,236 659
Percentage 67.2% 17.2% 9.2%
Swing 49.0% 36.1% 9.8%

The result was notable as one of only four counting areas in which the Liberal Democrats topped the poll, the others being South Lakeland in Cumbria and Orkney and Shetland in Scotland. Despite the result in Gibraltar, the Liberal Democrat vote fell across the South West region (and the whole of the UK), and the sitting Liberal Democrat MEP, Graham Watson, described as a "stalwart" and "advocate" of Gibraltar,[2] lost his seat.

Results


PartyVotes (Gib)[3]Votes (SW Eng)[4] % (Gib) % (SW Eng)Change (SW Eng)SeatsMEPs[5]
Liberal Democrats || 4,822 || 160,376|| 67.2 || 10.7|| -6.5 || 0 ||
Conservative || 1,236 || 433,151 || 17.2 || 28.9 || -1.4 || 2 || Ashley Fox, Julie Girling
Labour || 659 || 206,124 || 9.2 || 13.7 || +6.1 || 1 || Clare Moody
UKIP || 290 || 484,184|| 4.0 || 32.3 || +10.2 || 2 || William Dartmouth, Julia Reid
Green || 84 || 166,447 || 1.2 || 11.1 || +1.8 || 1 || Molly Scott Cato
BNP || 42 || 10,910 || 0.6 || 0.7 || -3.2 || 0 ||
English Democrat || 24 || 15,081 || 0.3 || 1.0 || -0.6 || 0 ||
An Independence from Europe || 23 || 23,169 || 0.3 || 1.5 || +1.5 || 0 ||

See also


References


  1. "Statement of Parties and Individual Candidates Nominated". poole.gov.uk. 22 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-03.
  2. Liberal Democrats top local poll but Sir Graham loses seat, Gibraltar Chronicle, 27th May 2014
  3. "European Parliament South West Region Gibraltar". Parliament of Gibraltar. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014.
  4. Morris, Paul Kevin. "European Parliamentary Election May 2014 - South West Region". poole.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-05-29.
  5. "South West - Vote 2014 Europe". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2017.