European Parliament election, 2009 (United Kingdom) facts for kids
The 2009 European Parliament Election was held in all 27 countries that are part of the European Union on 4 June 2009. In the United Kingdom, 72 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) were elected using proportional representation.
Notable results include the UK Independence Party coming second in a national election for the first time in its history and the far-right British National Party gained its first ever representation in an elected parliament.
- Conservative Party (25 MEPs, 27.7% of vote)
- UK Independence Party (13 MEPs, 16.5% of vote)
- Labour Party (13 MEPs, 15.7% of vote)
- Liberal Democrats (11 MEPs, 13.7% of vote)
- Green Party of England and Wales (2 MEPs, 8.6% of vote)
- British National Party (2 MEPs, 6.2% of vote)
- Scottish National Party (2 MEPs, 29.1% of vote in Scotland)
- Plaid Cymru (1 MEP, 18.5% of vote in Wales)
The next European Parliament Election will be held in 2014.
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