All 27 member states had elections from 4–7 June 2009 with almost 500 million European citizens eligible to vote. The 785 MEPs were elected for a five-year term.
|British National Party||2,083|
|Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship"||2,294|
|English Democrats Party||734|
|No2EU: Yes To Democracy||572|
|Pro Democracy: Libertas.eu||243|
|Socialist Labour Party||661|
|The Green Party||9,435|
|The Labour Party||13,927|
|The Socialist Party of Great Britain||227|
|United Kingdom Independence Party||4,710|
|Yes 2 Europe||85|
|A – want of an official mark||1|
|B – voting for more candidates than the voter was entitled to||244|
|C – writing or mark by which voter could be identified||1|
|D – being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty||122|
The UK is divided into twelve electoral regions with between three and ten MEPs each and they are elected under a system of proportional representation.
The Parliament is the only directly elected body in the European Union. The members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are there to represent you, as an EU citizen. For more information visit the European Parliament website.