Party lists in the 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom


The 2019 European Parliament election for the election of the delegation from the United Kingdom was held on May 23, 2019. These were the last elections to the European Parliament to be held before Brexit.

Only constituencies in Great Britain used party-list proportional representation, as in Northern Ireland the single transferable vote system is used.

Brexit Party


The Brexit Party was newly founded for the 2019 European Parliament election.[1] On 8 February 2019, party leader Nigel Farage stated he would stand as a candidate for the party in any potential future European Parliament elections contested in the United Kingdom.[2][3] MEPs Steven Woolfe and Nathan Gill, also formerly of UKIP, stated that they would also stand for the party.[4][5]

South East England

The Brexit Party had a list of 10 candidates for the 10 seats available in the South East of England.[6] The top four were elected.

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Nigel Paul Farage[7] Incumbent MEP since 1999

Former Leader of UKIP

Leader of the Brexit Party

Y
2 Alexandra Lesley Phillips Former head of media of UKIP Y
3 Robert Andrew Rowland Businessman Y
4 Belinda Claire de Camborne Lucy Brexit Activist Y
5 James Gilbert Bartholomew Journalist N
6 Christopher Graham Ellis[8] Businessman N
7 John Kennedy[9] Businessman N
8 Matthew Peter Taylor[10] Businessman N
9 George Thomas Stahel Farmer[11] Hedge fund employee N
10 Peter David Wiltshire[12] Businessman N

Labour Party


The Labour Party stood candidates in all constituencies in Great Britain.[13]

South East England

The Labour Party had a list of 10 candidates for the 10 seats available in the South East of England.

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 John Howarth[14] Incumbent MEP since 2017 Y
2 Cathy Shutt[15] University teacher and researcher N
3 Arran Richard Neathey[16] Member of Runnymede Borough Council N
4 Emma Christina Turnbull[17] Member of Oxfordshire County Council[18] N
5 Rohit K. Dasgupta[19] Academic and Member of Newham London Borough Council N
6 Amy Lauren Fowler[20] Labour Party activist N
7 Duncan Shaw Thomas Enright[21] Member of Oxfordshire County Council N
8 Lubna Aiysha Arshad Member of Oxford City Council[22] N
9 Simon Guy Burgess[23] Former prospective parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in 2010 N
10 Rachael Eowyn Ward[24] Momentum activist N

Green Party of England and Wales


The Green Party of England and Wales fielded candidates in every constituency in England and Wales.[25]

East Midlands

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Kat Boettge Green Party candidate for Broxtowe Borough Council N
2 Gerhard Lohmann-Bond N
3 Liam McClelland N
4 Daniel Wimberley N
5 Simon Tooke N

Eastern

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Catherine Rowett Professor of Philosophy at University of East Anglia Y
2 Rupert Read N
3 Martin Schmierer N
4 Fiona Radic N
5 Paul Jeater Parish councillor and former candidate for Braintree (in 2015) and Brentwood and Ongar (in 2017)[26] N
6 Pallavi Devulapalli General practitioner[27] N
7 Jeremy Caddick Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge[28][29] N

London

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Scott Ainslie Member of Lambeth Council Y
2 Gulnar Hasnain N
3 Shahrar Ali N
4 Rachel Collinson N
5 Eleanor Margolies N
6 Remco van der Stoep N
7 Kirsten de Keyser N
8 Peter Underwood N

North East

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Rachel Featherstone University lecturer[30] N
2 Jonathan Elmer Councillor and Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for City of Durham in 2015, 2017 and 2019[31] N
3 Dawn Furness Filmmaker and Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Blyth Valley in 2015 and 2017[32] N

Scottish National Party


The Scottish National Party stood 6 candidates for all the seats in Scotland.[33]

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Alyn Edward Smith Incumbent MEP since 2004 YUntil resignation after election in the 2019 UK general election
2 Christian Allard MSP from North East Scotland since 2013 Y
3 Aileen McLeod MSP from South Scotland 2011 to 2016

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform 2014 to 2016

Y
4 Margaret Ferrier Former MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West 2015 to 2017 Nwas not co-opted as elected in the 2019 UK general election
5 Heather Anderson Member of Scottish Borders Council since 2017 N Not elected immediately

Yco-opted following the resignation of Alyn Smith and election to the UK Parliament of Margaret Ferrier

6 Alex Kerr University student N

Change UK


The party announced on 23 April that it would stand a full slate of candidates in Great Britain for the European Parliament elections, including Ashworth, writer Rachel Johnson (sister of Conservative MPs Jo and Boris Johnson); former BBC journalist Gavin Esler;[34] former Conservative MPs Stephen Dorrell and Neil Carmichael; former Labour MEP Carole Tongue; former Labour MPs Roger Casale and Jon Owen Jones; former Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis;[35] and the former deputy Prime Minister of Poland Jacek Rostowski.[36] None of the Change UK candidates won any seats.

London

# Candidate Occupation Elected
1 Gavin Esler journalist, television presenter and author. Former presenter of BBC Two's flagship political analysis programme Newsnight N
2 Jacek Rostowski Former Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland N
3 Carole Tongue Former Labour MEP for London East and former Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N

References


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  25. "Paul Jeater". Green Party of England and Wales. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  26. "Pallavi Devulapalli". Green Party of England and Wales. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  27. "The Reverend Jeremy Caddick". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
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See also