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European elections: How you voted in East Herts


By Paul Winspear


The Conservatives, who topped the poll in East Herts in the 2014 European Parliament elections with 35.7% of the vote, finished fourth this time with 11.7%.

They were beaten by the newly-formed Brexit Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party as the district's electorate reflected the national trend of deserting the established political parties in favour of those with clearer stances on UK membership of the European Union.

East Herts was one of 45 local authority area counts in the East of England, which has elected three Brexit Party, two Lib Dem, one Green and one Conservative MEPs to the European Parliament.

While Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was top in the district with a 34% share of the vote, this was lower than the 37.8% it had in the region as a whole, which is made up of Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

By the same measure, Labour and UKIP did even worse in East Herts than they did in the East of England, while the Lib Dems, Green Party, Conservatives and Change UK fared better.

UKIP's share of the vote in the district plummeted from 31.6% – almost a third – in 2014 to just 2.5% while Labour's fell from 13.7% to 5.3%.

The Lib Dems, who gained six seats on the district council in the May 2 local elections, had 26.2% of the vote – up from 6.4% – and the Greens, who have two district councillors in Hertford and Ware, polled 15.6% compared with 8.7% five years ago.

The turnout in East Herts was 40%, above both the regional and national figures.

2019 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION RESULT FOR EAST HERTS

Brexit Party 14,374 – 34.0% (+34.0%)

Lib Dems 11,090 – 26.2% (+19.8%)

Green Party 6,592 – 15.6% (+6.9%)

Conservative 4,953 – 11.7% (-24.0%)

Labour 2,234 – 5.3% (-8.4%)

Change UK 1,629 – 3.9% (+3.9%)

UKIP 1,069 – 2.5% (-29.1%)

English Dems 241 – 0.6% (-0.2%)

Independent 77 – 0.2% (+0.2%)

TURNOUT: 40%



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