West Midlands

Turnout 33.1%


  • CON Philip Bradbourn
  • CON Anthea McIntyre
  • LAB Neena Gill
  • LAB Siôn Simon
  • UKIP Jim Carver
  • UKIP Bill Etheridge
  • UKIP Jill Seymour

Parties shown in alphabetical order


Party Votes % MEPs change +/-
UK Independence Party Votes 428,010 Votes Percentage 31.49 (+10.23) MEPs 3 MEPs +/- +1
Labour Votes 363,033 Votes Percentage 26.71 (+9.71) MEPs 2 MEPs +/- +1
Conservative Votes 330,470 Votes Percentage 24.31 (-3.77) MEPs 2 MEPs +/- -1
Liberal Democrat Votes 75,648 Votes Percentage 5.57 (-6.48) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- -1
Green Votes 71,464 Votes Percentage 5.26 (-0.99) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
An Independence From Europe Votes 27,171 Votes Percentage 2.00 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
We Demand a Referendum Votes 23,426 Votes Percentage 1.72 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
British National Party Votes 20,643 Votes Percentage 1.52 (-7.11) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
English Democrats Votes 12,832 Votes Percentage 0.94 (-1.35) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
NO2EU Votes 4,653 Votes Percentage 0.34 (-0.61) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Harmony Party Votes 1,857 Votes Percentage 0.14 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0

Latest updates West Midlands (European Parliament constituency)



West Midlands gives Farage thumping victory

Patrick Burns
Political editor, Midlands

The region which registered the highest proportion of Leave votes in the 2016 referendum has now delivered an equally thumping victory to Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

Over half a million West Midlands voters have sent three Brexit Party MEPs to the new European Parliament.

That matches the number achieved last time by UKIP, who have been reduced to fringe players this time round, finishing second last, just ahead of Change UK who, with no seats in the new parliament, both face serious questions about whether either of them have a future here.

The Brexit Party drew support from both the Conservatives and Labour, who both lose one seat and now have one each in what will be seen as a punishment for their failure either to deliver Brexit on time, or to find an effective compromise at Westminster.

The Conservatives finished fifth behind the Greens, who now have their party’s first West Midlands MEP.

The other big message of the night is that Remain supporters congregated around the Liberal Democrats and to a lesser extent the Greens, both of whom may be ruing their failure to reach some sort of electoral accommodation which might have prevented them from splitting the vote.

What’s already clear is that these results will have a heavy impact not only on the Conservative leadership race, but also on the debate within Labour over whether or not it should clarify its position as a party of Remain or a party that really does want Britain to leave the EU.



Result: Brexit Party takes three in West Midlands

The Brexit Party won more than 500,000 votes to get three of the seven seats in the West Midlands.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Conservatives got one seat each.

Change UK came bottom with around 45,500 votes.



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'This is not a joke vote'

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UKIP MEP defects to Farage's Brexit Party

A West Midlands MEP has resigned from UKIP to join the Brexit Party.

Image copyright Brexit Party

Jill Seymour, who's been with the party for 18 years, said the current UKIP had "abandoned its centre ground and chosen to instead occupy'the extreme right of politics'".

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched his new Brexit Party in Coventry on Friday, saying he wants a "democratic revolution" in UK politics.

Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, UKIP leader Gerard Batten said the party had always been, and would remain, a "non-racist" organisation.



Critically injured? The longest waits for 999 help

People in rural areas wait over 50% longer for an ambulance service response to life-threatening injuries.



'He changed my life'

Frank O'Sullivan, who started Birmingham City Boxing Club in 1956, wins the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for the West Midlands.



UKIP MEP pulls out of leadership race

The West Midlands Euro MP, Bill Etheridge, has announced he's withdrawing from UKIP's leadership contest.

The politician, who's seen as being a moderate within the party, says he's still to decide which of the other candidates he'll support.



UKIP MEP's general election decision 'not related to poor local election showing'

A Worcester-based UKIP MEP says it was "an unhappy coincidence" that his decision not to run in the general election was coming out as initial local election results also showed a party wipe-out in seats in Hampshire and Essex. 

Jim Carver, an MEP for the West Midlands, had already resigned as his party's foreign affairs spokesman over its "misguided" manifesto pledge to ban the wearing of the burka.

Image copyright PA

Mr Carver contested the Stourbridge seat at the last general election in 2015, coming third with more than 7,000 votes.

You can follow the latest results across the country on the BBC local election live page.     


UKIP MEP says he won't stand in general election

Phil Maiden
Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The West Midlands UKIP MEP, Jim Carver, has told the BBC he won't be standing as a candidate at the general election.

The Worcester-based politician resigned as his party's foreign affairs spokesman over what he called its "misguided" plan to ban the wearing of the burka. 

You know my personal position over a policy so I made the decision I won't be standing."
Jim Carver, UKIP MEP
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