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European elections: Lib Dems hammered nationally but support stays firm locally

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Davies: No longer an MEP after 15 years Chris Davies: No longer an MEP after 15 years

THE Liberal Democrats were hammered in the European elections last night but support for the party locally remained firm.

Lib Dem Chris Davies lost his seat in the North West - 15 years after he won it - and nationwide the party was facing the prospect of having just one MEP.

They won eleven seats in 2009.

64 of the UK's 73 MEPs were announced last night. Scotland and Northern Ireland are still waiting to declare.

Nationally Nigel Farage's UKIP took 27.5 per cent of the vote meaning 23 MEPs, up ten from 2009.

Both Labour and the Tories took 18 seats each - although the swing was plus seven for Labour and minus seven for the Cons.

The Greens came fourth with 7.87 per cent of the vote, ahead of the Liberal Democrats with 6.87 per cent.

Speaking on national television as they votes were being revealed, South Lakes MP Tim Farron and Lib Dem party president said: "It's looking as bad as I feared."

However in South Lakeland voters showed they still remain faithful to Mr Farron and his party.

Total votes in South Lakeland stood at 35,710. 

The Liberal Democrats ran out winners with 11,401 votes. 

Meanwhile the Conservatives received 9,507 and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) 7,203.

Other notable results include Labour, 3,243 votes, and the Green Party, 3,151 votes.

In the North West, Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party also lost his seat.

The eight North West MEPs will sit in the European Parliament for the next five years.

Three were elected each for Labour and UKIP and two for the Conservatives.

The new MEPs are Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward (Labour), Louise Bours, Paul Nuttall and Steven Woolfe (UKIP) and Jacqueline Foster and Sajjad Karim (Conservatives).

Labour topped the NW polls with 594,063 votes and UKIP followed with 481,932.

 

 

South Lakeland results

Total votes in South Lakeland stood at 35,710. There were 158 rejected ballot papers.

Turnout was 44.75 per cent and the results are as follows:

Liberal Democrats: 11401

Conservative Party: 9507

UK Independence Party (UKIP): 7203

Labour Party: 3243

Green Party: 3151

An Independence from Europe:  371

British National Party: 324

English Democrats: 270

Pirate Party UK: 124

NO2EU: 67

Socialist Equality Party: 49

 

 

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11:05am Mon 26 May 14

Ken.Moor says...

Last Euro-Election results for South Lakeland with the change in numbers for this years....(-+):

Liberal Democrats: 15447 (-4046)

Conservative Party: 12793 (-3286)

UK Independence Party (UKIP): 4703 (+2500)

Labour Party: 2195 (+1048)

Green Party: 2907 (+244)

British National Party: 1327 (-1003)

source:
www.parliament.uk/br
iefing-papers/RP09-5
3.pdf
(page 42)
Last Euro-Election results for South Lakeland with the change in numbers for this years....(-+): Liberal Democrats: 15447 (-4046) Conservative Party: 12793 (-3286) UK Independence Party (UKIP): 4703 (+2500) Labour Party: 2195 (+1048) Green Party: 2907 (+244) British National Party: 1327 (-1003) source: www.parliament.uk/br iefing-papers/RP09-5 3.pdf (page 42) Ken.Moor
  • Score: 1

4:09pm Mon 26 May 14

greenbell says...

Chris Davis can now spend more time with his ferrets!!
Chris Davis can now spend more time with his ferrets!! greenbell
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Mon 26 May 14

bettysenior says...

This EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973, so what's the point for all this vast investment when it has not given any extra back to the wealth of the people?

http://worldinnovati
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This EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973, so what's the point for all this vast investment when it has not given any extra back to the wealth of the people? http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/05/the- european-union-eu-is -heading.html bettysenior
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Mon 26 May 14

lakesdream says...

I was a LD voter but I am no more. Tuition Fees, fracking, the Badger cull, the bedroom tax, tax breaks to millionaires, PO sell off to name but a few reasons. I regarded Tim Farron as someone with integrity but he has shown his true colours. LDs were always the party of the environment and animal welfare but when the cull of Canada Geese on Windermere was proposed by the totally undemocratic Lake District National Park Authority Farron would not support the protest. I admire the hard work and sincerity of local LD supporters but you are being betrayed by your leadership.
I was a LD voter but I am no more. Tuition Fees, fracking, the Badger cull, the bedroom tax, tax breaks to millionaires, PO sell off to name but a few reasons. I regarded Tim Farron as someone with integrity but he has shown his true colours. LDs were always the party of the environment and animal welfare but when the cull of Canada Geese on Windermere was proposed by the totally undemocratic Lake District National Park Authority Farron would not support the protest. I admire the hard work and sincerity of local LD supporters but you are being betrayed by your leadership. lakesdream
  • Score: 8

7:26pm Mon 26 May 14

petryn2012 says...

Will the Liberal party be changing their election slogan to - only winning here? certainly seems appropriate
Will the Liberal party be changing their election slogan to - only winning here? certainly seems appropriate petryn2012
  • Score: 16

3:04pm Tue 27 May 14

Kendal Jock says...

I hope the locals have more sense when it comes to the general election.
I am still awaiting a true answer to a question of about two years ago, namely;
What has Tim Farron achieved since becoming MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, despite all the rhetoric and photo opportunities?.
I hope the locals have more sense when it comes to the general election. I am still awaiting a true answer to a question of about two years ago, namely; What has Tim Farron achieved since becoming MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, despite all the rhetoric and photo opportunities?. Kendal Jock
  • Score: 12

8:41pm Tue 27 May 14

Ambience says...

Kendal Jock wrote:
I hope the locals have more sense when it comes to the general election.
I am still awaiting a true answer to a question of about two years ago, namely;
What has Tim Farron achieved since becoming MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, despite all the rhetoric and photo opportunities?.
He has achieved getting himself into the position of possibly becoming the next Lib Dem leader by self promotion over many years.
[quote][p][bold]Kendal Jock[/bold] wrote: I hope the locals have more sense when it comes to the general election. I am still awaiting a true answer to a question of about two years ago, namely; What has Tim Farron achieved since becoming MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, despite all the rhetoric and photo opportunities?.[/p][/quote]He has achieved getting himself into the position of possibly becoming the next Lib Dem leader by self promotion over many years. Ambience
  • Score: 2

11:04am Thu 29 May 14

Ken.Moor says...

With the current state of the lib-dems I can't see any of them clambering over themselves to be in the firing line! ;)

The figures are being touted as some kind of victory locally..
If my maths is correct, after loosing over a quarter of their share of the votes locally, the Lib-Dems have lost a larger share of their votes than the conservatives. The gap between the two has lessened.
With the current state of the lib-dems I can't see any of them clambering over themselves to be in the firing line! ;) The figures are being touted as some kind of victory locally.. If my maths is correct, after loosing over a quarter of their share of the votes locally, the Lib-Dems have lost a larger share of their votes than the conservatives. The gap between the two has lessened. Ken.Moor
  • Score: 3

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