Wyre Forest voters reflect regional vote as UKIP tops West Mids European poll

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wyre Forest voters reflect regional vote as UKIP tops European poll Wyre Forest voters reflect regional vote as UKIP tops European poll

WYRE Forest voters reflected the mood of the West Midlands region as a whole as the UK Independence Party came out on top in the European Parliament elections.

Results for the poll, taken on Thursday, were released last night with UKIP winning three of the seven West Midlands seats in the European Parliament.

Labour won two, doubling its representation in the region, while the Conservatives won two - down one on the 2009 election.

The list of those elected to represent the West Midlands in Brussels and Strasbourg is: Jill Seymour (UKIP) Neena Gill (Labour) Philip Bradbourn (Conservative) Jim Carver (UKIP) Sion Simon (Labour) Anthea McIntyre (Conservative) Bill Etheridge (UKIP).

Casualties included the defeat of We Demand a Referendum Now candidate Nikki Sinclaire and the Liberal Democrats lost their only MEP in the region Phil Bennion.

Eleven different parties were vying for the seats, with 71 candidates hoping to make a breakthrough.

In the end, on a 43 per cent turnout UKIP topped the poll with 428,010 votes, Labour was second on 363,033, the Conservatives were third with 330,470 and the Lib Dems managed just 75,648.

In Wyre Forest, where the turnout was just over 36 per cent, UKIP topped the poll with 10,097 votes (36 per cent).

The Conservatives received the second highest number of votes across the district with 7,740 (28 per cent) and Labour gained 5,015 votes (18 per cent).

The Green Party achieved 1,436 votes in Wyre Forest and the Liberal Democrats received 1,221.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:37pm Mon 26 May 14

Doug_Hine says...

Will the Ukippers turn out to be better, the same or worse than "traditional" politicians?

LibDems look finished, overtaken by the Green Party!
Will the Ukippers turn out to be better, the same or worse than "traditional" politicians? LibDems look finished, overtaken by the Green Party! Doug_Hine
  • Score: 1

11:33am Tue 27 May 14

sonofbaldwin says...

Not so much "overtaken" by the Green Party, Doug- as much as 'politically marginalised' as the Greens!
Not so much "overtaken" by the Green Party, Doug- as much as 'politically marginalised' as the Greens! sonofbaldwin
  • Score: -1

12:57pm Tue 27 May 14

BewdleyBugle says...

For an electorate who are often so angry with lazy, money-grabbing politicians, I find UKIP's success amazing. They hardly turn up for anything in Europe, rarely vote, and take home thousands in salaries and expenses.
For an electorate who are often so angry with lazy, money-grabbing politicians, I find UKIP's success amazing. They hardly turn up for anything in Europe, rarely vote, and take home thousands in salaries and expenses. BewdleyBugle
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Shibdrift says...

BewdleyBugle wrote:
For an electorate who are often so angry with lazy, money-grabbing politicians, I find UKIP's success amazing. They hardly turn up for anything in Europe, rarely vote, and take home thousands in salaries and expenses.
And they are different from all the rest because.............
........???????
[quote][p][bold]BewdleyBugle[/bold] wrote: For an electorate who are often so angry with lazy, money-grabbing politicians, I find UKIP's success amazing. They hardly turn up for anything in Europe, rarely vote, and take home thousands in salaries and expenses.[/p][/quote]And they are different from all the rest because............. ........??????? Shibdrift
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Jerome K says...

Because they claim to be different when they are actually worse or just as bad. 10 % of them have been jailed as well since 1999 - shocking. I like it when people say UKIP have shaken up politics by blaming foreigners for our problems, wow that's really original - now what does it remind me of? Hmmmm.....
Because they claim to be different when they are actually worse or just as bad. 10 % of them have been jailed as well since 1999 - shocking. I like it when people say UKIP have shaken up politics by blaming foreigners for our problems, wow that's really original - now what does it remind me of? Hmmmm..... Jerome K
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Sun 1 Jun 14

kunuty says...

Vote ukip in the general election or we are done for
Vote ukip in the general election or we are done for kunuty
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Wagtail59 says...

If you wish to vote Tory best vote Tory why bother with an alternative Tory party?
If you wish to vote Tory best vote Tory why bother with an alternative Tory party? Wagtail59
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree