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European Parliamentary Elections Results

European Parliamentary Elections Results 2009

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected by proportional representation (PR). Instead of electing one person to one seat in each constituency, the UK is divided up into regions, and several MEPs are elected from each region.

Scotland is treated as one region and returns six MEPs out of 72 for the UK. The PR system uses closed regions lists where political parties put forward candidates within each region (the regional list). Individual candidates may also stand. Voters cast their vote either for a party or an individual candidate.

Successful Candidate Party Votes on allocation of seat
 Ian Hudghton  Scottish National Party (SNP)  321,007
 David Martin  The Labour Party  229,853
 Struan Stevenson  Conservative Party  185,794
 Alyn Smith  SNP  160,504
 George Lyon  Liberal Democrats  127,038
 Catherine Stihler  The Labour Party  114,927

 The full result for the Scotland region can be downloaded here.