List of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom, 2014–2019

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The 8th European Parliament was elected across the European Union in the late days of May 2014 for the 2014-2019 session. The United Kingdom was apportioned to send 73 out of the 751 Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) that are listed below.

Brexit and the mandate of British MEPs[edit]

A referendum was held on 23 June 2016 to decide whether the UK should leave the EU (Brexit) or remain a member of it. With a majority of voters, 52%, in favour of Brexit, the British government has promised to leave the EU. It is not clear when the UK will effectively leave the EU, this process being unprecedented. Hence, it has not been clarified if these MEPs will remain in their seats until Brexit, if it happened before the subsequent European Parliament election, or if they would remain as MEPs until this Parliament is dissolved in 2019.[1] In any event, if the UK had left the EU before the election of the 9th European Parliament, the mandate of the listed members would be ended on that date, regardless of the process of the Brexit negotiations.

Contribution of UK political parties within European Parliament political groups[edit]

The UK has representation with 73 of the 751 seats of the European Parliament with party contributions within political groups as follows:

National party MEPs Political group Governance
Labour Party
19 / 185
S&D Commission majority
Conservative Party
18 / 77
ECR Opposition and non-aligned
UKIP
2 / 36
ENF Opposition and non-aligned
UKIP
1 / 20
NI Opposition and non-aligned
Green Party
3 / 52
Greens/EFA Opposition and non-aligned
Scottish National Party
2 / 52
Greens/EFA Opposition and non-aligned
Ulster Unionist Party
1 / 77
ECR Opposition and non-aligned
Liberal Democrats
1 / 69
ALDE Commission majority
Sinn Féin
1 / 52
GUE/NGL Opposition and non-aligned
Plaid Cymru
1 / 52
Greens/EFA Opposition and non-aligned
Democratic Unionist Party
1 / 20
Non-Inscrits Opposition and non-aligned
Independent
2 / 216
EPP Commission majority
SDP
1 / 42
EFDD Opposition and non-aligned
Brexit Party
14 / 42
EFDD Opposition and non-aligned
Independent
1 / 36
ENF Opposition and non-aligned
Independent
3 / 42
EFDD Opposition and non-aligned
Independent politician
1 / 20
Non-Inscrits Opposition and non-aligned
vacant
1 / 21
n/a n/a

Current members[edit]

This table can be sorted by constituency, party or party group: click the symbol at the top of the appropriate column.

Name Constituency National Party EP Group
Stuart Agnew East of England      UKIP      ENF
Tim Aker East of England      Brexit Party[a]      EFDD
Lucy Anderson London      Labour Party      S&D
Martina Anderson Northern Ireland      Sinn Féin      EUL-NGL
Jonathan Arnott North East England      Brexit Party[b]      EFDD
Richard Ashworth South East England      Change UK – The Independent Group[c]      EPP
Janice Atkinson South East England      Independent[d]      ENF
Amjad Bashir Yorkshire and the Humber      Conservative Party[e]      ECR
Gerard Batten London      UKIP      ENF
Catherine Bearder South East England      Liberal Democrats      ALDE
Louise Bours North West England      Independent[f]      EFDD
Paul Brannen North East England      Labour Party      S&D
Jonathan Bullock East Midlands      Brexit Party[g]      EFDD
David Campbell Bannerman East of England      Conservative Party      ECR
James Carver West Midlands      Independent[h]      EFDD
David Coburn Scotland      Brexit Party[i]      EFDD
Jane Collins Yorkshire and the Humber      Brexit Party[j]      EFDD[k]
Richard Corbett Yorkshire and the Humber      Labour Party      S&D
Seb Dance London      Labour Party      S&D
Daniel Dalton West Midlands      Conservative Party      ECR
The Earl of Dartmouth South West England      Independent[l]      EFDD
Nirj Deva South East England      Conservative Party      ECR
Diane Dodds Northern Ireland      Democratic Unionist Party      NI
Bill Etheridge West Midlands      Brexit Party[m]      EFDD
Jill Evans Wales      Plaid Cymru      Greens–EFA
Nigel Farage South East England      Brexit Party[n]      EFDD
John Flack East of England      Conservative Party      ECR
Ray Finch South East England      Brexit Party[o]      EFDD
Jacqueline Foster North West England      Conservative Party      ECR
Ashley Fox South West England      Conservative Party      ECR
Nathan Gill Wales      Brexit Party[p]      EFDD
Neena Gill West Midlands      Labour Party      S&D
Julie Girling South West England      Change UK – The Independent Group[q]      EPP
Theresa Griffin North West England      Labour Party      S&D
Daniel Hannan South East England      Conservative Party      ECR
Mary Honeyball London      Labour Party      S&D
Mike Hookem Yorkshire and the Humber      UKIP      NI
John Howarth South East England      Labour Party      S&D
Ian Hudghton Scotland      Scottish National Party      Greens–EFA
Diane James South East England      Brexit Party[r]      EFDD
Syed Kamall London      Conservative Party      ECR
Saj Karim North West England      Conservative Party      ECR
Wajid Khan North West England      Labour Party      S&D
Jude Kirton-Darling North East England      Labour Party      S&D
Jean Lambert London      Green Party (England and Wales)      Greens–EFA
David Martin Scotland      Labour Party      S&D
Rupert Matthews East Midlands      Conservative Party      ECR
Alex Mayer East of England      Labour Party      S&D
Linda McAvan [s] Yorkshire and the Humber      Labour Party      S&D
Emma McClarkin East Midlands      Conservative Party      ECR
Anthea McIntyre West Midlands      Conservative Party      ECR
Nosheena Mobarik Scotland      Conservative Party      ECR
Clare Moody South West England      Labour Party      S&D
Claude Moraes London      Labour Party      S&D
Jim Nicholson Northern Ireland      Ulster Unionist Party      ECR
Paul Nuttall North West England      Brexit Party [t]      EFDD
Patrick O'Flynn East of England      SDP[u]      EFDD
Rory Palmer East Midlands      Labour Party      S&D
Margot Parker East Midlands      Brexit Party[v]      EFDD
John Michael Procter Yorkshire and the Humber      Conservative Party      ECR
Julia Reid South West England      Brexit Party[w]      EFDD
Molly Scott Cato South West England      Green Party (England and Wales)      Greens–EFA
Jill Seymour West Midlands      Brexit Party[x]      EFDD
Siôn Simon West Midlands      Labour Party      S&D
Alyn Smith Scotland      Scottish National Party      Greens–EFA
Kay Swinburne Wales      Conservative Party      ECR
Charles Tannock London      Conservative Party      ECR
Keith Taylor South East England      Green Party (England and Wales)      Greens–EFA
Geoffrey Van Orden East of England      Conservative Party      ECR
Derek Vaughan Wales      Labour Party      S&D
Julie Ward North West England      Labour Party      S&D
Steven Woolfe North West England      Independent[y]      NI

Former members[edit]

Name Region Party Date Reason for departure
Philip Bradbourn West Midlands      Conservative Party 19 December 2014 Died in office
Anneliese Dodds South East England      Labour Party 8 June 2017 Elected MP
Ian Duncan Scotland      Conservative Party 22 June 2017 Resigned after being created life peer
Vicky Ford East of England      Conservative Party 8 June 2017 Elected MP
Afzal Khan North West England      Labour Party 8 June 2017 Elected MP
Timothy Kirkhope Yorkshire and the Humber      Conservative Party 5 October 2016 Resigned after being created life peer
Andrew Lewer East Midlands      Conservative Party 8 June 2017 Elected MP
Roger Helmer East Midlands      UKIP 31 July 2017 Resigned citing age and health status as reasons, but amid allegations of misuse of public funds[22]
Richard Howitt East of England      Labour Party 2 November 2016 Resigned after taking up chief executive position at International Integrated Reporting Council
Glenis Willmott East Midlands      Labour Party 2 October 2017 Retired
Catherine Stihler Scotland      Labour Party 31 January 2019 Retired to take up chief executive post at Open Knowledge International

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Aker was originally elected for UKIP but joined the Thurrock Independents by 9 December 2018 and then the Brexit Party in February 2019[2]
  2. ^ Arnott was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in January 2018, and joined The Brexit Party in April 2019[3]
  3. ^ Ashworth was originally elected for the Conservative Party but was expelled from the party in September 2018.[4] He sat (with fellow Conservatives) in the ECR group until February 2018 when he joined the EPP group
  4. ^ Atkinson was elected for UKIP but was expelled from the party in 2015. She joined ENF in June 2015
  5. ^ Bashir was originally elected for UKIP but joined the Conservative Party in January 2015
  6. ^ Bours was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in November 2018
  7. ^ Bullock was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in December 2018. In February 2019, he joined the Brexit Party.
  8. ^ Carver was elected for UKIP but left the party in May 2018
  9. ^ Coburn was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in December 2018
  10. ^ Collins was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in April 2019[5]
  11. ^ Collins left EFDD to join ENF in January 2019, but rejoined EFDD in April 2019[6]
  12. ^ The Earl of Dartmouth was originally elected for UKIP but resigned from the party in September 2018
  13. ^ Etheridge was originally elected for UKIP but resigned from the party in October 2018, before joining the Libertarian Party and stating he would continue to be a member of EFDD[7]
  14. ^ Farage was originally elected for UKIP but resigned from the party in December 2018
  15. ^ Finch was originally elected for UKIP but joined The Brexit Party in April 2019[8]
  16. ^ Gill was originally elected for UKIP but resigned from the party in December 2018[9]
  17. ^ Girling was originally elected for the Conservative Party but was expelled from the party in September 2018.[10][11] She sat in the ECR group until February 2018 when she joined the EPP group.
  18. ^ James was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in November 2016, and joined The Brexit Party in February 2019[12] [13]
  19. ^ McAvan resigned as an MEP on 18th April 2019 [14]
  20. ^ Nuttall was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in December 2018[15] and joined the Brexit Party in February 2019 [16] [17]
  21. ^ O'Flynn was originally elected for UKIP but joined the SDP in November 2018
  22. ^ Parker was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in April 2019[18]
  23. ^ Reid was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in December 2018[19] and joined the Brexit Party in February 2019
  24. ^ Seymour was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in April 2019[20]
  25. ^ Woolfe was originally elected for UKIP but left the party in October 2016[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brexit: What will happen to Britain's MEPs? | The Week UK". Theweek.co.uk. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Tim AKER". European Parliament. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124958/JONATHAN_ARNOTT/history/8#mep-card-content
  4. ^ "ASHWORTH REACTS TO EXPULSION FROM CONSERVATIVE PARTY". richardashworth.org. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Three More UKIP MEPs Defect to Farage's Brexit Party -". Guido Fawkes. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124955/JANE_COLLINS/history/8#mep-card-content}}
  7. ^ "Former UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge resigns". BBC News. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124941/RAYMOND_FINCH/history/8#mep-card-content
  9. ^ Williamson, David (6 December 2018). "Welsh MEP Nathan Gill quits Ukip in protest at Tommy Robinson link-up". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ Rankin, Jennifer (1 October 2018). "'I am not allowed not to agree': Julie Girling on being a remain Tory MEP". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2018. Last week the MEP for South West England and Gibraltar learned she had been expelled from the party, after clashing with the leadership over Brexit.
  11. ^ Banks, Martin (2 October 2018). "MEP highlights party "intolerance" after Brexit ousting". The Parliament Magazine. Retrieved 15 December 2018. Girling, a conservative party member for more than 40 years, fell out with party hierarchy over the UK's impending divorce from the EU, and her dismissal was confirmed in a letter last week. The letter, dated 25 September, was signed by party chairman Brandon Lewis and cites Girling's recent decision to join the European Parliament centre-right EPP group as the reason for her exile.
  12. ^ Swinford, Steven (21 November 2016). "Nigel Farage accuses Diane James of 'irrational selfishness' after she quits Ukip over 'difficult' relationships". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124939/DIANE_JAMES/history/8#mep-card-content
  14. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/2327/LINDA_MCAVAN/history/8
  15. ^ "Ex-UKIP leader Paul Nuttall quits party over Tommy Robinson role". Sky News. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1091135/brexit-news-brexit-party-nigel-farage-tory-split-theresa-may
  17. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96805/PAUL_NUTTALL/history/8#mep-card-content
  18. ^ "Three More UKIP MEPs Defect to Farage's Brexit Party -". Guido Fawkes. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  19. ^ Phillips, Alison (10 December 2018). "South West MEP quits UKIP over appointment of Tommy Robinson". Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Three More UKIP MEPs Defect to Farage's Brexit Party -". Guido Fawkes. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  21. ^ Merrick, Rob (17 October 2016). "Steven Woolfe quits Ukip calling party 'ungovernable'". The Independent. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  22. ^ Rankin, Jennifer (13 June 2017). "Ukip MEP resigns amid investigation into alleged misuse of funds". The Guardian.

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