Elections for the European Parliament were held on Thursday 22 May 2014

European Parliamentary elections are held every five years in all 28 of the European Union states. The UK is represented by 73 MEPs. Under a system of proportional representation, the UK is divided into 12 regions. There are 10 MEPs for the South East region. All 10 will represent each person resident in the South East.


The turnout for Brighton & Hove was 37.93% - 76,030 verified votes were received from an electorate of 200,433.

The European Parliamentary Elections were coordinated by the South East Regional Returning Officer at Southampton, who announced the results for the region on Monday 26 May. Details for the regional results can be found on news websites such as the BBC's Vote 2014 section.

Results for Brighton & Hove

Name of Party                             Number of votes
An Independence from Europe 773
British National Party       309
Christian Peoples Alliance 380
Conservative Party 15,626
English Democrats 278
Green Party 18,586
Harmony Party 51
Labour Party 20,414
Liberal Democrats 4,025
Liberty Great Britain                   41
The Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment 474
The Roman Party. Ave 114
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 397
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 14,205
YOURvoice 108

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:          

Reason Number of votes
Want of official mark 4
Voting for more than permitted number 60
Mark identifying voter 0
Unmarked or Uncertain 185
Total Number of Rejected Votes 249

Turnout: 37.93%    

Percentage turnout per polling station in Brighton & Hove (PDF 16KB)

Register for future elections

You can register for any future elections by completing a voter registration application.

Further information