European Parliamentary elections were held in the UK on Thursday 23 May.
The Liberal Democrats topped the poll with 21,635 votes, a 35.9 per cent share, followed by Labour in second place with 21,635 votes – 22.5 per cent of the total cast in the borough.
The Green party came third with 9,582 votes (15.9 per cent), whilst the Brexit party won fourth place with 6,350 (10.5 per cent).
Next came Change UK with 3,932 votes (6.5 per cent), beating the Conservatives who got 2,991 votes (five per cent).
UKIP finished seventh with a 1.1 per cent vote share.
Jenny Rowlands, Local Returning Officer and Camden Council’s Chief Executive, said: “I want to thank all of our residents who took the time to vote on Thursday, as well as those who cast their vote by post.
“The 44.8 per cent turnout, which was an increase from the 41 per cent turnout of the last European Parliamentary Election in 2014, demonstrated just how important this election was for people across the borough.
“I would also like to thank all of my colleagues who helped organise and run the many different elements required for the election, from the initial planning to polling day and the count.”R
The total number of valid votes given to each registered party and individual candidate in the London Borough of Camden is as follows:
|Party/individual candidate||Number of votes|
|Animal Welfare Party||472|
|Change UK – The Independent Group||3,932|
|Conservative and Unionist Party||2,991|
|The Brexit Party||6,350|
|UK European Union Party (UKEUP)||401|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||665|
|Women’s Equality Party||538|
|Alan Dennis Kirkby||5|
|Kofi Mawuli Klu||8|
|Zoë Delemere Lafferty||10|
|Total number of votes||60,273|
The number of ballot papers rejected is as follows:
|a) want of an official mark||0|
|b) voting for more than one registered party||221|
|c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified||4|
|d) unmarked or void for uncertainty||168|
|The total number of rejected ballot papers was (a+b+c+d)||393|