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EU Elections - 23rd May 2019
and District and Parish Elections - 2nd May 2019

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EU Elections - 23rd May 2019 and District and Parish Elections - 2nd May 2019


The UK EU elections were on Thursday May 23rd 2019.

Willersey is included in Cotswold District Counil results which in turn is part of South West England for EU elections.
Voters in the South West Region elected the following six candidates to become MEPs:-

1 Ann WiddecombeThe Brexit Party
2 Caroline VoadenLiberal Democrats
3 James GlancyThe Brexit Party
4 Molly Scott-CatoGreen Party
5 Christina JordanThe Brexit Party
6 Martin HorwoodLiberal Democrats


The Actual Votes cast in the South West Region for each party or independent candidate are:-
Name of party or individual candidate Number of votes
Change UK - The Independent Group 46,612
Conservative and Unionist Party 144,674
English Democrats 8,393
Green Party 302,364
Labour Party 108,100
Liberal Democrats 385,095
The Brexit Party 611,742
UK Independence Party 53,739
Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank (Independent) 1,772
Rahman, Mothiur (Independent) 755
Seed, Neville (Independent) 3383
Total number of rejected ballot papers 9544
Turnout 40.45%


Results for Cotswold District Council are:-




Here are the results for each authority in the South West Region area.


This Wikipedia article gives more detail for the rest of the UK.


The voting system for the European elections is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation - regional closed list. In Northern Ireland the system is Single Transferable Vote.

Since 1999 voters in Britain have elected MEPs under a proportional representation system. The European Parliamentary Elections Act of that year introduced a regional list system with seats allocated to parties in proportion to their share of the vote.
Political parties put forward names of candidates in rank order, the number of candidates being no more than the number of seats allowed for each region. For us in Willersey this is six seats.
The longish ballot paper listed the parties' names (and their candidates under the party name), and any independent candidates. You put just one cross next to the party or independent candidate that you wish to vote for.



European elections 2019: If you want it, this is the full list of all the MEP candidates.
Willersey is in the South West Region. The Candidates on your voting paper for the South West Region were as below.

Change UK
The Independent Group
Rachel Sabiha Johnson Jim Godfrey Oliver Sean Grevatt Middleton Matthew Hooberman Elizabeth-Anne Sewell Crispin Hunt
Conservatives and Unionist Party Ashley Peter Fox James Michael Mustoe Faye Purbrick Claire Michelle Hiscott James Taghdissian Emmeline Elizabeth Owens
English Democrats
English Democrats Putting England First
Jenny Knight Michael Thomas Martin Blundell
Green Party Molly Scott Cato Cleo Alberta Lake Carla Suzanne Denyer Tom Scott Martin John Dimery Karen Margaret La Borde
Labour Party Clare Miranda Moody Andrew Adonis Jayne Susannah Kirkham Neil William Guild Yvonne Margaret Atkinson Sadik Adam Al-Hassan
Liberal Democrats Caroline Jane Voaden Martin Charles Horwood Stephen Roy Williams Eleanor Anne Christine Rylance David Nigel Chalmers Luke Oliver Stagnetto
The Brexit Party Ann Noreen Widdecombe James Alexander Glancy Christina Sheila Jordan Ann Christine Tarr Roger Charles Lane-Nott Nicola Jane Darke
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
UKIP Make Brexit Happen
Lawrence James Webb Carl Benjamin Anthony James McIntyre Lester Geoffrey Taylor Stephen Alaric Lee Alison Jane Sheridan
Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank Independent
Rahman, Mothiur Independent
Seed, Neville Independent



How are the seats allocated in European elections in England, Scotland and Wales?

Say there are five parties contesting five seats in one region and the votes are cast as follows:
Smartie Party:     100 votes  
Jelly Baby Party:     80 votes  
Lollipop Party:     40 votes  
Kit Kat Party:     20 votes  
Aero Party:     10 votes  

For the first seat: the Smartie Party has the most votes so the first seat goes to it (the seat goes to the candidate at the top of the list of Smartie Party candidates, independent candidates are treated as a list with only one candidate).
For the second seat: the number of votes for the Smartie Party is now divided by 2 (i.e. the number of seats the party has plus one) so the votes are now as shown below.
Jelly Baby Party:     80 votes  
Smartie Party:     50 votes  
Lollipop Party:     40 votes  
Kit Kat Party:     20 votes  
Aero Party:     10 votes  

The Jelly Baby Party now has the most votes so it gets the second seat (which goes to the person at the top of the list of Jelly Baby Party candidates).
For the third seat: the number of votes for the Jelly Baby party is now also divided by 2 (i.e. the number of seats the party now has plus one), so the votes are now as shown below.
Smartie Party:     50 votes  
Jelly Baby Party:     40 votes  
Lollipop Party:     40 votes  
Kit Kat Party:     20 votes  
Aero Party:     10 votes  

The third seat goes to the Smartie Party, which at 50 votes now has the highest number of votes. This seat goes to the second person on the Smartie Party list of candidates.
The fourth and fifth seats: the original number of votes for the Smartie Party is now divided by 3 (i.e. the number of seats it now has plus one).
Jelly Baby Party:     40 votes  
Lollipop Party:     40 votes  
Smartie Party:     33 votes  
Kit Kat Party:     20 votes  
Aero Party:     10 votes  

So now when it comes to allocating the fourth and the fifth seat, the Jelly Baby party and the Lollipop Party both have 40 votes and so will be given the fourth and fifth seats.
One seat goes to the second candidate on the Jelly Baby list and the other one to the first person on the Lollipop Party candidate list.

The final result would be:
Smartie Party:     2 seats  
Jelly Baby Party:     2 seats  
Lollipop Party:     1 seat  
Kit Kat Party:     0 seats  
Aero Party:     0 seats  





The UK District and Town/Parish elections were on Thursday May 2nd 2019.

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the District, Parish and Town Council elections to be held on 2nd May has now passed.
Copies of all a Statements of Persons Nominated are now available on the Council's website. Information about Uncontested Elections is also available.
In Willersey seven nominations were received for nine Parish councillors so they have all been elected uncontested. TheIr names are given near the end of this document. (Willersey is near the bottom of any alphabetical order.)

For the Cotswold District Council election Willersey is in the Campden and Vale Ward. You had two votes to vote for no more than two candidates.
Mark Annett and Gina Blomefield, both of the Conservative Party are elected:-
ANNETT Mark Fraser      829 votes   Conservative Party Candidate
BLOMEFIELD Gina   888 votes   Conservative Party Candidate
EFSTRATIOU Marcus   521 votes   Liberal Democrats
MCNEILL-WILSON Robert Michael   623 votes   UKIP Make Brexit Happen

Here is a link to the official Notice of Poll on the Cotswold District Council website.

You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections. Registering takes around 5 minutes. You will need your National Insurance number (if you have one). You can use this service to register to vote and/or update your name, address or other details on the electoral register.

Polling Station notice       Polling Booths



The polling station is almost always in Willersey Village Hall. It was open from 7:00am until 10:00pm. You did not have to bring your poll card with you but it was helpful if you did as it speeds up the process.



The Cotswolds Constituency covers the entire Cotswold District together with three Stroud District Council wards (Kingswood, Minchinhampton, Wotton-under-Edge). The overall Parliamentary electorate is currently around 77,500. The last Parliamentary Election was held on 6th May 2010, when the electorate then was 76,729 and turnout was 71.65%. The elections to Cotswold District Council on May 7th 2015 were the first to be conducted in line with the revised arrangements and boundaries introduced as a result of a recent electoral review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Overall, the number of councillors has been reduced from 44 to 34, with 30 single-member wards and 2 two-member wards (Campden & Vale in the north of the District; and Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South in the south-east corner of the District). All 34 seats are up for election. For the District Council elections held in 2011 had a turnout averaging around 50%.

Elections for all 87 Parish and Town Councils across the District also took place on 7th May 2015, when 606 seats were decided.

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