Monday, May 26, 2014

Euro elections - how people voted in Highland

Although the Scottish vote will not be declared until later today, due to the count in the Western Isles not taking place on a Sunday, like the other euro electoral areas in Scotland Highland Council have published details of the count in their area, they state:

"In Highland, the Scottish National Party (SNP)  topped the poll with 19,810 votes. The Liberal Democrats were second with 12,189 votes, the Labour Party were third with 9,163 and the Conservative Party were fourth with 9,088 votes.
The Highland result of the Election to the Scotland Region of the European Parliament is as follows:
Party/Individual                                           Votes cast
Britain First                                                    755
British National Party                                       435
Conservative Party                                       9,088
Labour Party                                               9,163
Liberal Democrats                                       12,189
NO2EU                                                          294
Scottish Green Party                                     5,615
Scottish National Party                                 19,810
UK Independence Party (UKIP)                      7,818
Rejected votes                136
Total votes cast          65,307
% Turn out                36.3%"

Three things to note from the results in the Highlands perhaps apart from a strong SNP win, the LibDem vote has not evaporated and UKIP are not too far behind the Labour and Tories and there was a good turnout for the Greens. The turnout was up too - 2009 results are here on the Highland Council site.

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