European Parliament Election Results in Argyll and Bute

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Published Date: 

25 May 2014 - 23:20

Voter turnout in Argyll and Bute in the European Parliament Election 2014 was nearly 5% higher than in 2009, with 40.6% of the electorate casting their vote.

27,479 votes were cast from an electorate of 67,668, representing a 4.9% increase on the 35.7% turnout in 2009's European Parliament Election. 

People across Argyll and Bute voted on Thursday 22 May for the Scotland region constituency, which returns six MEPs to the European Parliament.

The results in Argyll and Bute are as follow:

Britain First - 312
British National Party - 195
Conservative Party - 5,191
Labour Party - 3,695
Liberal Democrats - 5,174
NO2EU - 122
Scottish Green Party - 1,912
Scottish National Party (SNP) - 7,792
UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 3,030

Number of votes rejected: 56
Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark - 0
Voting for more than one party and/or candidate - 16
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified - 0
Unmarked or void for certainty - 40

Argyll and Bute Council Chief Executive and Local Returning Officer Sally Loudon said:

"It is encouraging that many more people made their voices heard in this year's election. The council's Election Team has worked hard to ensure that the election process ran smoothly for everyone, and the increase in the number of people voting is to be welcomed ."