Wales (European Parliament constituency)
Wales (Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəmri] (listen)) was a constituency of the European Parliament. It elected 4 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation, until the UK exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020.
|European Parliament constituency|
|Member state||United Kingdom|
|Dissolved||31 January 2020|
It was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Mid and West Wales, North Wales, South Wales Central, South Wales East, and South Wales West.
|MEPs for former Welsh constituencies, 1979–1999|
|North Wales||Beata Brookes
|Mid and West Wales||Ann Clwyd
|South East Wales (1979–1984)
South Wales East (1984–1999)
|South Wales||Win Griffiths
|South Wales Central||Constituency not established||Wayne David
|South Wales West||Constituency not established||David Morris
|MEPs for Wales, 1999 onwards|
|Election||1999 (5th parliament)||2004 (6th parliament)||2009 (7th parliament)||2014 (8th parliament)||2019 (9th parliament)|
UKIP (until 2018)
Brexit Party (from 2019)
Key to political groups of the European Parliament (UK)
|Party||Faction in European Parliament|
|Liberal Democrats||16||17||Renew Europe||108|
|Green||7||11||Greens–European Free Alliance||75|
|Labour||10||Socialists and Democrats||154|
|Conservative||4||European Conservatives and Reformists||62|
|Sinn Féin||1||European United Left–Nordic Green Left||41|
Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.
Elections in the 2010s
|European Election 2019: Wales|
|Brexit Party||Nathan Gill (1)
James Wells (3)
Gethin James, Julie Price
|Plaid Cymru||Jill Evans (2)
Carmen Smith, Patrick McGuinness, Ioan Bellin
|Labour||Jacqueline Jones (4)
Matthew Dorrance, Mary Wimbury, Mark Whitcutt
|Liberal Democrats||Sam Bennett, Donna Lalek, Alistair Cameron, Andrew Parkhurst||113,885||13.62||9.67|
|Conservative||Daniel Boucher, Craig Lawton, Fay Jones, Tomos Davies||54,587||6.53||10.90|
|Green||Anthony Slaughter, Ian Chandler, Ceri Davies, Duncan Rees||52,660||6.30||1.76|
|UKIP||Kristian Hicks, Keith Edwards, Thomas Harrison, Robert McNeil-Wilson||27,566||3.30||24.25|
|Change UK||Jon Owen Jones, June Davies, Matthew Paul, Sally Anne Stephenson||24,332||2.91||2.91|
2019 opinion polls
|Date(s)||Polling organisation/client||Sample||Lab||UKIP||Con||Plaid||Green||Lib Dems||Brexit||Change UK||Others||Lead|
|16–20 May 2019||YouGov/ITV||1,009||15%||2%||7%||19%||8%||10%||36%||2%||0%||17%|
|10–15 May 2019||YouGov/Plaid Cymru||1,133||18%||3%||7%||16%||8%||10%||33%||4%||0%||15%|
|2–5 April 2019||YouGov/ITV||1,025||30%||11%||16%||15%||5%||6%||10%||8%||1%||14%|
|22 May 2014||2014 EU election results||733,060||28.2%||27.6%||17.4%||15.3%||4.5%||4.0%||N/A||N/A||3.2%||0.6%|
|European Election 2014: Wales|
Jayne Bryant, Alex Thomas, Christina Rees
James Cole, Caroline Jones, David Rowlands
Aled Davies, Dan Boucher, Richard Hopkin
|Plaid Cymru||Jill Evans
Marc Jones, Stephen Cornelius, Ioan Bellin
|Green||Pippa Bartolotti, John Matthews, Chris Were, Rosemary Cutler||33,275||4.54||1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Alec Dauncey, Robert Speht, Jackie Radford, Bruce Roberts||28,930||3.95||6.8|
|BNP||Mike Whitby, Laurence Reid, Jean Griffin, Gary Tumulty||7,655||1.04||4.4|
|Britain First||Paul Golding, Anthony Golding, Christine Smith, Anne Elstone||6,633||0.9|
|Socialist Labour||Andrew Jordan, Katherine Jones, David Lloyd Jones, Liz Screen||4,459||0.61||−1.2|
|NO2EU||Robert Griffiths, Claire Job, Steve Skelly, Laura Picand||2,803||0.38||0.9|
|Socialist (GB)||Brian Johnson, Richard Cheney, Ed Blewitt, Howard Moss||1,384||0.19|
2014 opinion polls
|Date(s)||Polling organisation/client||Sample||Con||Lab||Plaid||UKIP||Lib Dems||Others||Lead|
|22 May 2014||EU election, 2014 (Wales) Results||733,060||17.4%||28.2%||15.3%||27.6%||4.0%||7.7%||0.6%|
|12–14 May 2014||YouGov/ITV||1,092||16%||33%||15%||23%||7%||7%||10%|
|11–22 Apr 2014||YouGov/Cardiff University||1,027||18%||39%||11%||20%||7%||6%||19%|
|10–12 Feb 2014||YouGov/ITV||1,250||17%||39%||12%||18%||7%||7%||21%|
|2–4 Dec 2013||YouGov/ITV||1,001||20%||41%||13%||13%||8%||5%||21%|
|4 Jun 2009||EU election, 2009 (Wales) Results||684,520||21.2%||20.3%||18.5%||12.8%||10.7%||16.6%||0.9%|
Elections in the 2000s
|European Election 2009: Wales|
Evan Price, Emma Greenow, David Chipp
Lisa Stevens, Rachel Maycock, Leighton Veale
|Plaid Cymru||Jill Evans
Eurig Wyn, Ioan Bellin, Natasha Asghar
David Bevan, Kevin Mahoney, David Rowlands
|Liberal Democrats||Alan Butt Phillip, Kevin O'Connor, Nick Tregoning, Jackie Radford||73,082||10.7||0.2|
|Green||Jake Griffiths, Kay Roney, Ann Were, John Matthews||38,160||5.6||2.0|
|BNP||Ennys Hughes, Laurence Read, Clive Bennett, Kevin Edwards||37,114||5.4||2.4|
|Christian||Jeffrey Green, David Griffiths, Alun Owen, John Harrold||13,037||1.9||New|
|Socialist Labour||Robert English, Richard Booth, Liz Screen, Judith Sambrook||12,402||1.8||New|
|NO2EU||Robert Griffiths, Rob Williams, Laura Picand, Trevor Jones||8,600||1.3||New|
|Jury Team||Paul Sabanskis, James Eustace, Neil Morgan, Steven Partridge||3,793||0.6||New|
|European Election 2004: Wales|
|Labour||Glenys Kinnock, Eluned Morgan
Gareth Williams, Gwennan Jeremiah
Owen Williams, Felicity Elphick, Albert Fox
|Plaid Cymru||Jill Evans
Jon Blackwood, Eilian Williams, Gwenllian Lansdown
|UKIP||David Rowlands, Clive Easton, Elizabeth Phillips, Timothy Jenkins||96,677||10.5||7.4|
|Liberal Democrats||David John Williams, Alison Goldsworthy, Nicholas Tregoning, Nilmini Priyanga de Silva||96,116||10.5||2.4|
|Green||Martyn Shrewsbury, Molly Scott Cato, David Bradney, Dorienne Robinson||32,761||3.6||1.0|
|BNP||John Walker, Pauline Gregory, James Roberts, Mark Stringfellow||27,135||3.0||New|
|Forward Wales||Ron Davies, Wendy Paintsil, Janet Williams, Graham Jones||17,280||1.9||New|
|Christian Democratic Party||Catherine Smith, Christine West, Joseph Biddulph, Robert Evans||6,821||0.7||New|
|Respect||Helen Griffin, Huw Williams, Raja Gul Raiz, Taran O'Sullivan||5,427||0.6||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|European Election 1999: Wales|
|Labour||Glenys Kinnock, Eluned Morgan
Joe Wilson, Gareth Williams, Jane Hutt
|Plaid Cymru||Jill Evans, Eurig Wyn
Marc Phillips, Susanna Perkins, Owain Llywelyn
Chris Butler, Owen John Williams, Robert Buckland, Edmund Hayward
|Liberal Democrats||Roger Roberts, Peter Price, Alistair Cameron, Juliana Hughes, John Dixon||51,283||8.2|
|UKIP||Dai Rees, Niall Warry, Idris Richard Francis, Alan Barham, David Lloyd||19,702||3.1|
|Green||Molly Scott Cato, Klaus Armstrong-Braun, Sue Walker, Rachel Kalela, John Matthews||16,146||2.6|
|Pro-Euro Conservative||William Powell, Jennifer Harris, Antonio Fernandes-Vidal, Alan Morris, Christopher Hodgkinson||5,834||0.9|
|Socialist Labour||Elizabeth Screen, Darren Hickery, Stephen Bell, Miriam Bowen, George Tafarides||4,283||0.7|
|Natural Law||David Hughes, Brian Francis, Helen Evans, Andrea Jarman, John Ashforth||1,621||0.3|
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