European Parliamentary election
European Parliamentary elections take place every five years.
Darlington is part of the North-East Region, and there are three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for this region. The North East electoral region also includes Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Tyne and Wear.
Dave Smith, the Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council [external link], acts as the Regional Returning Officer, and co-ordinates the election.
2014 European election
Elections were held on Thursday 22 May 2014. The results were counted and announced on Sunday 25 May 2014.
|An Independence from Europe||476|
|British National Party||307|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||7,097|
- Electorate - 78,200
- Rejected ballots - 50
- Turnout - 29.7%
Regional results [external link, pdf document]
Elections were held in all 27 member states between 4 - 7 June, 2009. The result of the election was announced on Sunday 7 June, 2009.
Results of European Election 2009 [external link]