Official: the best (and worst) Lib Dem Euro results

by Stephen Tall on June 9, 2009

As m’LDV clleague Alex has just mentioned, the Guardian has kindly uploaded a spreadsheet listing all the council results from the European elections – allowing us to sort the results whichever way we wish. So listed below are the best – and worst – Lib Dem European election results.

There are 41 areas which we’re defining as the best-performing – ie, the Lib Dem vote exceeded 20%. As you might expect, a number of familiar names crop up, pleasingly a mixture of held and target seats. (NB: council results do not necessarily match Westminster constituencies, so careful in extrapolating too precisely!)

Sadly, there are more results that we’re defining as worst-performing, 118 in total where the Lib Dem result failed to reach 10%. For comparison, the Tories were <10% in 10 areas, but there were an astonishing 157 areas where Labour was <10%. Ukip was <10% in 62 areas, and the Greens <10% in 307 areas. Anyway, enough of such data-mining - here are the lists in full:

Best Lib Dem Euro election results:

(Defined as areas where the Lib Dem vote exceeded 20%)

Position / Council / MEP region / Vote / %-age

1. South Lakeland NORTH WEST 15,447 36.83
2. SHETLAND ISLANDS SCOTLAND 1,438 33.8
3. ORKNEY ISLANDS SCOTLAND 1,326 31.77
4. Richmond Upon Thames LONDON 16,446 30.79
5. Kingston upon Thames LONDON 11,658 28.01
6. Cardiff Central WALES 4,603 27.82
7. HIGHLAND SCOTLAND 14,550 27.49
8. South Somerset SOUTH WEST 15,093 27.25
9. Cambridge EASTERN 8,447 26.45
10. Newcastle upon Tyne NORTH EAST 15,646 26.43
11. Sutton LONDON 12,836 26.26
12. Stockport NORTH WEST 18,642 26.04
13. Oadby & Wigston EAST MIDLANDS 4,533 26.04
14. North Norfolk EASTERN 9,525 25.95
15. Cheltenham SOUTH WEST 7,954 25.48
16. Northumberland NORTH EAST 20,338 24.95
17. Eastleigh SOUTH EAST 8,724 24.92
18. Chesterfield EAST MIDLANDS 7,141 24.88
19. Watford EASTERN 5,717 24.49
20. Brecon & Radnorshire WALES 4,858 23.88
21. Winchester SOUTH EAST 9,825 23.6
22. Haringey LONDON 11,550 23.59
23. SCOTTISH BORDERS SCOTLAND 6,317 23.43
24. Lewes SOUTH EAST 7,540 23.24
25. Southwark LONDON 12,348 23.09
26. Taunton Deane SOUTH WEST 7,951 22.96
27. Burnley NORTH WEST 5,422 22.67
28. Woking SOUTH EAST 6,658 22.5
29. ARGYLL & BUTE SCOTLAND 5,293 21.97
30. Camden LONDON 10,180 21.72
31. Eastbourne SOUTH EAST 6,105 21.47
32. Mendip SOUTH WEST 7,353 21.03
33. St Albans EASTERN 9,469 20.92
34. Guildford SOUTH EAST 8,417 20.74
35. Malvern Hills WEST MIDLANDS 5,539 20.6
36. Stratford on Avon WEST MIDLANDS 8,841 20.48
37. West Dorset SOUTH WEST 7,175 20.33
38. Purbeck SOUTH WEST 3,276 20.27
39. Harrogate YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 9,336 20.14
40. South Cambridgeshire EASTERN 9,516 20.12
41. Gateshead NORTH EAST 8,873 20.08

Worst Lib Dem Euro election results:

(Defined as areas where the Lib Dem vote failed to reach 10%)

Position / Council / MEP region / Vote / %-age

1. NORTH LANARKSHIRE SCOTLAND 2,553 4.56
2. Rhondda WALES 704 4.57
3. Barking and Dagenham LONDON 1,645 4.61
4. COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR SCOTLAND 289 4.71
5. Thurrock EASTERN 1,602 5.23
6. EAST AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND 1,256 5.26
7. WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE SCOTLAND 964 5.27
8. Castle Point EASTERN 1,328 5.3
9. Llanelli WALES 946 5.43
10. Carm East & Dinefwr WALES 1,121 5.53
11. Islwyn WALES 789 5.61
12. Hyndburn NORTH WEST 1,285 5.75
13. Newham LONDON 2,761 5.75
14. Ynys Mon WALES 974 5.8
15. DUNDEE CITY SCOTLAND 1,689 6
16. FALKIRK SCOTLAND 1,701 6.1
17. Great Yarmouth EASTERN 1,454 6.17
18. Sandwell WEST MIDLANDS 4,245 6.22
19. Caernarfon WALES 913 6.31
20. NORTH AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND 1,817 6.34
21. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy WALES 684 6.35
22. Cynon WALES 812 6.4
23. SOUTH AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND 1,873 6.44
24. Blaenau Gwent WALES 964 6.72
25. Caerphilly WALES 1,204 6.74
26. Havering LONDON 3,940 6.75
27. Nuneaton & Bedworth WEST MIDLANDS 2,303 6.8
28. Vale of Clwyd WALES 1,070 6.85
29. Dartford SOUTH EAST 1,737 6.91
30. Neath WALES 1,275 7.03
31. ANGUS SCOTLAND 1,785 7.05
32. CITY OF GLASGOW SCOTLAND 7,133 7.08
33. Broxbourne EASTERN 1,632 7.1
34. WEST LOTHIAN SCOTLAND 2,313 7.13
35. West Lancashire NORTH WEST 2,086 7.19
36. Gravesham SOUTH EAST 1,821 7.26
37. Clwyd West WALES 1,324 7.29
38. Walsall WEST MIDLANDS 4,216 7.35
39. Bexley LONDON 4,523 7.37
40. South Staffordshire WEST MIDLANDS 2,357 7.4
41. CLACKMANNANSHIRE SCOTLAND 764 7.41
42. Boston EAST MIDLANDS 1,146 7.43
43. RENFREWSHIRE SCOTLAND 2,828 7.48
44. Wyre NORTH WEST 2,611 7.49
45. Wolverhampton WEST MIDLANDS 4,286 7.53
46. SOUTH LANARKSHIRE SCOTLAND 4,510 7.57
47. Copeland NORTH WEST 1,576 7.61
48. Aberavon WALES 1,132 7.61
49. DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY SCOTLAND 2,927 7.71
50. Thanet SOUTH EAST 2,482 7.71
51. Dudley WEST MIDLANDS 6,265 7.72
52. Wellingborough EAST MIDLANDS 1,687 7.79
53. North Warwichshire WEST MIDLANDS 1,460 7.82
54. Tamworth WEST MIDLANDS 1,487 7.82
55. South Derbyshire EAST MIDLANDS 2,254 7.91
56. Basildon EASTERN 3,335 7.93
57. Bassetlaw EAST MIDLANDS 2,372 8.01
58. Crawley SOUTH EAST 2,063 8.04
59. Bolsover EAST MIDLANDS 1,501 8.07
60. South Holland EAST MIDLANDS 1,909 8.09
61. Ogmore WALES 1,147 8.13
62. Vale of Glamorgan WALES 2,002 8.2
63. Enfield LONDON 5,398 8.29
64. Tameside NORTH WEST 4,218 8.52
65. Wakefield YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 5,936 8.59
66. Carm West & South Pembs WALES 1,640 8.61
67. Chorley NORTH WEST 2,674 8.65
68. Barnsley YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 4,434 8.66
69. Rotherham YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 5,515 8.71
70. Conwy WALES 1,467 8.72
71. Blackpool NORTH WEST 3,067 8.74
72. Waveney EASTERN 2,837 8.81
73. Preseli Pembrokeshire WALES 1,691 8.84
74. EAST RENFREWSHIRE SCOTLAND 2,136 8.86
75. Slough SOUTH EAST 2,004 8.94
76. Hastings SOUTH EAST 2,021 8.98
77. Tendring EASTERN 3,727 9
78. Swale SOUTH EAST 2,851 9.01
79. Breckland EASTERN 3,204 9.04
80. Amber Valley EAST MIDLANDS 3,536 9.05
81. Selby YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 2,125 9.06
82. MORAY SCOTLAND 1,744 9.1
83. Clwyd South WALES 1,491 9.11
84. Medway SOUTH EAST 5,460 9.15
85. Redbridge LONDON 5,793 9.16
86. Maldon EASTERN 1,668 9.18
87. East Northamptonshire EAST MIDLANDS 2,270 9.18
88. Rochford EASTERN 2,205 9.21
89. INVERCLYDE SCOTLAND 1,523 9.22
90. Bolton NORTH WEST 5,680 9.23
91. Wigan NORTH WEST 5,903 9.26
92. Hillingdon LONDON 5,714 9.3
93. Mansfield EAST MIDLANDS 2,337 9.3
94. King’s Lynn & West Norfolk EASTERN 3,898 9.37
95. Cardiff West WALES 1,725 9.37
96. Braintree EASTERN 3,905 9.38
97. Erewash EAST MIDLANDS 3,097 9.42
98. Newport West WALES 1,740 9.43
99. East Staffordshire WEST MIDLANDS 3,056 9.47
100. Torfaen WALES 1,587 9.48
101. Cannock Chase WEST MIDLANDS 2,126 9.53
102. Alyn & Deeside WALES 1,584 9.54
103. Reddich WEST MIDLANDS 2,123 9.57
104. Telford & Wrekin WEST MIDLANDS 4,313 9.63
105. Fenland EASTERN 2,319 9.68
106. PERTH & KINROSS SCOTLAND 3,544 9.71
107. Harrow LONDON 6,054 9.71
108. Stoke-on-Trent WEST MIDLANDS 4,806 9.73
109. Coventry WEST MIDLANDS 6,548 9.77
110. Gosport SOUTH EAST 1,938 9.85
111. Croydon LONDON 7,957 9.85
112. Doncaster YORKS & HUMBERSIDE 7,521 9.85
113. Greenwich LONDON 4,998 9.87
114. Peterborough EASTERN 3,704 9.88
115. Kettering EAST MIDLANDS 2,623 9.89
116. North West Leicestershire EAST MIDLANDS 3,085 9.89
117. Corby EAST MIDLANDS 1,389 9.97
118. Harlow EASTERN 1,966 9.98