European Parliamentary Elections - May 2019

Elections for the European Parliament took place in the UK on Thursday 23 May.

There are 6 seats for the South West Region. Each political party or independent candidate is then allocated a number of MEP seats according to their share of the vote across the South West Region.

Eligible Electorate: 424,255
Number of Verified papers: 175,475
Turnout: 41.4%

The results for the Cornwall counting area are below.. 

Full South West results will be published on the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council website.

Name of Party Number of votes
Change UK – The Independent Group  4,191
Conservative and Unionist Party  13,486
English Democrats   English Democrats –         Putting England First!  924
Green Party  31,544
Labour Party 10,782 
Liberal Democrats  34,845
The Brexit Party  71,681
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
UKIP Make Brexit Happen
 6,209
MAXEY, Larch Ian Albert Frank - Independent  148
RAHMAN, Mothiur – Independent  81
SEED, Neville - Independent 529 
The number of ballot papers rejected Number of ballot papers
 A - want of an official mark  8
 B - voting for more than one registered party or individual candidate  201
 C - writing or mark by which the voter can be identified  8
 D - unmarked or void for uncertainty  838
 Total  175,475

The Regional Returning Officer for the South West Region, Graham Farrant, is based at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. He has published information about the election on the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council website.

We will support the Regional Returning Officer by managing the election within Cornwall. Kate Kennally is the Local Returning Officer for Cornwall and is responsible for administering the voting process including issuing postal votes, running polling stations and counting the votes cast in Cornwall.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available on the Electoral Commission website.

The electoral register, also known as the electoral roll, is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote. 

You must be on the register to be able to vote at an election. Are you registered?

To vote in these elections, anyone who has never registered or has recently moved must have registered by Tuesday 7 May.

People must re-register if they’ve changed address, name or nationality.

If you are already registered you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances have recently changed.

Further information about registering to vote can be found at www.yourvotematters.co.uk/register-to-vote/register-to-vote-online.

There is also a step-by-step easy read guide to registering to vote online.

MEPs are elected under a proportional representation system (known as the D'Hondt method).  In the UK you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. 

There are 6 seats for the South West Region. Each political party puts forward a list of candidates called a 'regional list' and you vote for one of these lists or for an independent candidate.

Each political party or independent candidate is then allocated a number of MEP seats according to their share of the vote across the South West Region.

Further information