List of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom, 2014–19

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Members of the
European Parliament

for the United Kingdom
Delegation(1973)
1st term(1979)
2nd term(1984)
3rd term(1989)
4th term(1994)
5th term(1999)
6th term(2004)
7th term(2009)
8th term(2014)
Women

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 non binding-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 partyMEPsPolitical groupGovernance
Labour Party
20 / 189
S&DCommission majority
Conservative Party
18 / 73
ECROpposition and non-aligned
UK Independence Party
18 / 44
EFDDOpposition and non-aligned
Green Party
3 / 50
Greens/EFAOpposition and non-aligned
Scottish National Party
2 / 50
Greens/EFAOpposition and non-aligned
Independent politician
3 / 18
Non-InscritsOpposition and non-aligned
Ulster Unionist Party
1 / 73
ECROpposition and non-aligned
Liberal Democrats
1 / 69
ALDECommission majority
Sinn Féin
1 / 52
GUE/NGLOpposition and non-aligned
Plaid Cymru
1 / 50
Greens/EFAOpposition and non-aligned
Independent
1 / 39
ENFOpposition and non-aligned
Democratic Unionist Party
1 / 17
Non-InscritsOpposition and non-aligned
Independent
2 / 216
EPPCommission majority

Current members[edit]

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

NameConstituencyNational PartyEP Group
Stuart AgnewEast of England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Tim AkerEast of England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Lucy AndersonLondon     Labour Party     S&D
Martina AndersonNorthern Ireland     Sinn Féin     EUL-NGL
Jonathan ArnottNorth East England     Independent politician[2]     NI
Richard AshworthSouth East England     Independent[3]     EPP
Janice AtkinsonSouth East England     Independent[4]     ENF
Amjad BashirYorkshire and the Humber     Conservative Party[5]     ECR
Gerard BattenLondon     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Catherine BearderSouth East England     Liberal Democrats     ALDE
Paul BrannenNorth East England     Labour Party     S&D
Jonathan BullockEast Midlands     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Daniel DaltonWest Midlands     Conservative Party     ECR
David Campbell BannermanEast of England     Conservative Party     ECR
Louise BoursNorth West England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Jim CarverWest Midlands     Independent politician[6]     NI
David CoburnScotland     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Jane CollinsYorkshire and the Humber     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Richard CorbettYorkshire and the Humber     Labour Party     S&D
Seb DanceLondon     Labour Party     S&D
The Earl of DartmouthSouth West England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Nirj DevaSouth East England     Conservative Party     ECR
Diane DoddsNorthern Ireland     Democratic Unionist Party     NI
Bill EtheridgeWest Midlands     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Jill EvansWales     Plaid Cymru     Greens–EFA
Nigel FarageSouth East England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
John FlackEast of England     Conservative Party     ECR
Ray FinchSouth East England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Jacqueline FosterNorth West England     Conservative Party     ECR
Ashley FoxSouth West England     Conservative Party     ECR
Nathan GillWales     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Neena GillWest Midlands     Labour Party     S&D
Julie GirlingSouth West England     Independent[7]     EPP
Theresa GriffinNorth West England     Labour Party     S&D
Daniel HannanSouth East England     Conservative Party     ECR
Mary HoneyballLondon     Labour Party     S&D
Mike HookemYorkshire and the Humber     UK Independence Party     EFDD
John HowarthSouth East England     Labour Party     S&D
Ian HudghtonScotland     Scottish National Party     Greens–EFA
Diane JamesSouth East England     Independent politician[8]     NI
Syed KamallLondon     Conservative Party     ECR
Saj KarimNorth West England     Conservative Party     ECR
Wajid KhanNorth West England     Labour Party     S&D
Jude Kirton-DarlingNorth East England     Labour Party     S&D
Jean LambertLondon     Green Party (England and Wales)     Greens–EFA
David MartinScotland     Labour Party     S&D
Rupert MatthewsEast Midlands     Conservative Party     ECR
Alex MayerEast of England     Labour Party     S&D
Linda McAvanYorkshire and the Humber     Labour Party     S&D
Emma McClarkinEast Midlands     Conservative Party     ECR
Anthea McIntyreWest Midlands     Conservative Party     ECR
Nosheena MobarikScotland     Conservative Party     ECR
Clare MoodySouth West England     Labour Party     S&D
Claude MoraesLondon     Labour Party     S&D
Jim NicholsonNorthern Ireland     Ulster Unionist Party     ECR
Paul NuttallNorth West England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Patrick O'FlynnEast of England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Rory PalmerEast Midlands     Labour Party     S&D
Margot ParkerEast Midlands     UK Independence Party     EFDD
John Michael ProcterYorkshire and the Humber     Conservative Party     ECR
Julia ReidSouth West England     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Molly Scott CatoSouth West England     Green Party (England and Wales)     Greens–EFA
Jill SeymourWest Midlands     UK Independence Party     EFDD
Siôn SimonWest Midlands     Labour Party     S&D
Alyn SmithScotland     Scottish National Party     Greens–EFA
Catherine StihlerScotland     Labour Party     S&D
Kay SwinburneWales     Conservative Party     ECR
Charles TannockLondon     Conservative Party     ECR
Keith TaylorSouth East England     Green Party (England and Wales)     Greens–EFA
Geoffrey Van OrdenEast of England     Conservative Party     ECR
Derek VaughanWales     Labour Party     S&D
Julie WardNorth West England     Labour Party     S&D
Steven WoolfeNorth West England     Independent politician[9]     NI

Former members[edit]

NameRegionPartyDateReason for departure
Philip BradbournWest Midlands     Conservative Party19 December 2014Died in office
Anneliese DoddsSouth East England     Labour Party8 June 2017Elected MP
Ian DuncanScotland     Conservative Party22 June 2017Resigned after being created life peer
Vicky FordEast of England     Conservative Party8 June 2017Elected MP
Afzal KhanNorth West England     Labour Party8 June 2017Elected MP
Timothy KirkhopeYorkshire and the Humber     Conservative Party5 October 2016Resigned after being created life peer
Andrew LewerEast Midlands     Conservative Party8 June 2017Elected MP
Roger HelmerEast Midlands     UK Independence Party31 July 2017Resigned citing age and health status as reasons, but amid allegations of misuse of public funds[10]
Richard HowittEast of England     Labour Party2 November 2016Resigned after taking up chief executive position at International Integrated Reporting Council
Glenis WillmottEast Midlands     Labour Party2 October 2017Retired

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brexit: What will happen to Britain's MEPs? | The Week UK". Theweek.co.uk. 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Arnott was originally elected for the UK Independence Party, but left the party in January 2018
  3. ^ Richard Ashworth was elected for the Conservatives but was expelled from the party in 2017. He sat (with fellow Conservatives) in the ECR group until February 2018 when he joined the EPP group.
  4. ^ Janice Atkinson was elected for the UK Independence Party but was expelled from the party in 2015. She joined ENF in June 2015.
  5. ^ Amjad Bashir was elected for the UK Independence Party but joined the Conservative Party in January 2015.
  6. ^ James Carver was elected for the UK Independence Party but left the party in May 2018.
  7. ^ Girling was elected for the Conservative Party and sat in the ECR group until February 2018 when she joined the EPP group.
  8. ^ Diane James was elected for the UK Independence Party but left the party in November 2016
  9. ^ Woolfe was elected for the UK Independence Party but left the party in October 2016.
  10. ^ Rankin, Jennifer (13 June 2017). "Ukip MEP resigns amid investigation into alleged misuse of funds". the Guardian. 

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