Tories follow up town hall success with EU votes in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Tories follow up town hall success with EU votes in Wandsworth Tories follow up town hall success with EU votes in Wandsworth

The Tories followed up their town hall victory with success in the borough’s polls for European Parliament.

David Cameron’s party received a third of the votes cast in Thursday’s election, held simultaneously with the council poll but not counted until Sunday afternoon.

The Tories won 29,057 votes, ahead of the Labour Party in second with 25,853.

Ukip trailed behind in third with 9,164 votes, bucking the national trend that saw them beat every other party to land Ukip 27.5 per cent of votes and 23 MEP seats.

Nigel Farage's party performed poorer across London, where it finished third with 17 per cent of the vote.

Wandsworth Guardian: Councillor Suzanne Evans, for Hillside

Party spokesperson, Suzanne Evans, who ran for councillor in the neighbouring borough of Merton, admitted on Radio 4 the party had difficulty appealing to the ‘educated, cultured and young’.

The results for Wandsworth 

Wandsworth Guardian:

London is represented by eight MEPs who are elected via proportional representation, meaning the eight seats are divided between the parties according to how many votes they got.

Overall Labour won more votes in London meaning it has four London MEPs, the Conservatives have two and Ukip and the Green Party have one each.

>> See the full results for Wandsworth Council 2014 elections

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3:53pm Wed 28 May 14

buggsie says...

Well if we are governed by the European Parliament - we have no need for a UK government then - cut the expense of MPs their MANY advisors and Peers who I read go into the Lords daily - sign in and then leave straight away claiming - what is it ? £300 a day ?.
Hopefully UKIP will put a good UKIP candidate into Battersea - then we will be part way to getting rid of the depraved, expenses fraudsters from the Palace of Westminster - MPs and Peers.
Well if we are governed by the European Parliament - we have no need for a UK government then - cut the expense of MPs their MANY advisors and Peers who I read go into the Lords daily - sign in and then leave straight away claiming - what is it ? £300 a day ?. Hopefully UKIP will put a good UKIP candidate into Battersea - then we will be part way to getting rid of the depraved, expenses fraudsters from the Palace of Westminster - MPs and Peers. buggsie
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