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European Parliamentary Election 2019. How Leicester, and the wider East Midlands Region voted.

May 27, 2019 3:28 PM
By Leicester Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats finished in 2nd place in the East Midlands Region for the European Parliamentary Election held on Thursday 23rd May. This was enough to send Bill Newton-Dunn back to Brussels for the 7th time and the first time since 2014 after the count was announced in Kettering last evening. In the Leicester City Council Unitary Authority counting area, the Liberal Democrats polled in third place. To complete a month of misery in Leicester with the loss of their sole Councillor at the local elections, the Conservatives were pushed into 5th place.

Apart from our third place in Leicester, and topping the Regional Poll in Rushcliffe Borough, the Liberal Democrats were placed 2nd across other counting areas.

In Leicester:

Labour Party 33449 47.0% Brexit Party 11467 16.1% Liberal Democrats 10330 14.5% Green Party 6503 9.1% Conservative & Unionist 5270 7.4% UKIP 2201 3.1% Change UK - Independent Grp 1609 Independent Network 220 Simon Louis Rood 132

In the East Midlands:

Brexit Party 452321 38% Liberal Democrats 203989 17% Labour Party 164682 14% Conservative & Unionist 126138 11% Green Party 124630 11% UKIP 58198 5% Change UK - Independent Grp 41117 3% Independent Network 7641 Simon Louis Rood 4511