9 June 1994 figures

The European Elections in 1994

In 1994 Labour won 62 seats with over 44% of the vote, while the Conservatives slipped to 18 seats with 27.8% of the poll.

The Liberal Democrats gained 2 seats to give them MEPs for the first time, polling 16.7% of the vote. In Scotland the SNP took 2 seats with over 32% of the vote; Plaid Cymru in Wales failed to get a seat despite winning 17% of the Welsh vote.

In Northern Ireland, where the turnout was 48.6%, three MEPs were elected under proportional representation: Ian Paisley (29.1%), John Hume (28.93%) and Jim Nicholson (23.84%).

 
Party Votes % of poll MEPs
Labour 6,753,863
42.6
62
Conservative 4,248,531
27.0
18
Liberal Democrat 2,552,730
16.1
2
Scottish National 487,239
3.0
2
Green 494,561
3.1
-
Plaid Cymru 162,478
1.0
-
Democratic Unionist 163,246
1.0
1
SDLP 161,992
1.0
1
Ulster Unionist 133,459
0.8
1
Total Electorate: 43,443,944
Votes: 15,827,417
Turnout (UK): 36.43%