Elections for the European Parliament were held on Thursday 4 June 2009.  European Parliamentary elections are held every five years in all 27 of the European Union states.  The UK is represented by 72 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 represent each person living in the South East.


Following the election of Caroline Lucas as MP for Brighton Pavilion constituency at the General Election on 6 May 2010, Keith Taylor (Green Party) has been returned as MEP for the South East Region of the European Parliament.  Here is the Declaration of Return.

More information


For more information about the European Parliamentary Elections in June 2009, visit the following website links on the council's website:


2009 European Election Results

The 2009 Election results can be found on this webpage.