Election of the European Parliament 2019

Elections of the European Parliament took place on Thursday 23 May 2019.


Full results for the North West Area are published on the North West Votes website.
The statement of the result for the North West electoral region is available to download here

The total number of valid votes given to each registered party in the Ribble Valley is as follows

Party Votes
Change UK - The Independent Group 450
Conservative and Unionist Party 2214
English Democrats 78
Green Party 2174
Labour Party 1096
Liberal Democrats 3398
The Brexit Party 6759
UK European Union Party (UKEUP) 53
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 548
Mohmmad Aslam 6
Tommy Robinson 261

Rejected Votes

Want of an official mark 2
Voting for more than one registered party or individual 21
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified 1
Unmarked or void for uncertainty 124
The total number of rejected ballot papers     148    

European Parliamentary Elections 2019 Statement of Local Totals

Verification Result

The results of verification for Ribble Valley are set out below

Electorate 46,576
Total number of verified ballot papers from polling stations 13,603
Total number of verified postal ballot papers 3,582
Total number of verified ballot papers going forward to the count 17,185
Percentage turnout 36.90%

Download the Final Result of Verification Summary.

Download the Statement as to Result of Verification including return of contents from Polling Stations and Postal Ballot Boxes.

Notice of Situation of Polling Stations

Download the Notice of Situation of Polling Stations

Notice of Particulars of Agents and Sub-Agents

Download the Notice of Particulars of Agents and Sub-Agents.

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Download the Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll.

Notice of Election

Download the Notice of Election.

The European Parliament represents people living in the twenty eight Member Countries of the European Union.

List of member countries
 Austria  Italy
 Belgium  Latvia
 Bulgaria  Lithuania
 Croatia  Luxembourg
 Cyprus  Malta
 Czechia  Netherlands
 Denmark  Poland
 Estonia  Portugal
 Finland  Romania
 France  Slovakia
 Germany  Slovenia
 Greece  Spain
 Hungary  Sweden
 Ireland  UK

Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years and the next elections will take place on 23 May 2019. In the North West more than 5 million people will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament (known as Members of the European Parliament or MEPs). There are 8 seats available in the North West.

The European Parliament elections use a form of proportional representation. Voters have one vote only, and this can be cast for either a political party or an independent candidate. Each political party puts forward a list of candidates and the number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent the North West will depend on the overall share of the vote that party receives.

MEPs represent the whole of the North West region and so everybody who is eligible to vote in the region will be voting for the same list of parties and candidates.

The North West is made up of 39 local authority areas and each one has a Local Returning Officer who is responsible for running the election in their area. This includes producing the register of electors, sending out postal votes, running polling stations and counting the votes cast in that area.

Once all votes have been counted the Local Returning Officer reports the number of votes cast for each party to the Regional Returning Officer, who adds up all votes cast in the 39 local authority areas and allocates the seats using a form of proportional representation.

The results of the election cannot be declared until all polls have closed across Europe and so the results of the elections in the North West will be declared after 10pm on Sunday 26 May.

Marshall Scott is the Local Returning Officer for the Ribble Valley.

Further infomation about the Regional Returning Officer found at North West Votes.