European Parliament election, 2009 (United Kingdom)
The 2009 European Parliament Election was held in all 27 countries that are part of the European Union on June 4, 2009. In the United Kingdom, 72 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) were elected using proportional representation.
Notable results include the UK Independence Party coming second in a national election for the first time in its history and the far-right British National Party gained its first ever representation in an elected parliament.
- Conservative Party (25 MEPs, 27.7% of vote)
- UK Independence Party (13 MEPs, 16.5% of vote)
- Labour Party (13 MEPs, 15.7% of vote)
- Liberal Democrats (11 MEPs, 13.7% of vote)
- Green Party of England and Wales (2 MEPs, 8.6% of vote)
- British National Party (2 MEPs, 6.2% of vote)
- Scottish National Party (2 MEPs, 29.1% of vote in Scotland)
- Plaid Cymru (1 MEP, 18.5% of vote in Wales)
The next European Parliament Election will be held in 2014.