Reigate & Banstead residents took part in the European parliamentary elections on Thursday 23 May, with the borough’s votes counted at Donyngs Leisure Centre on Sunday.
In Reigate & Banstead the Brexit Party took first place (35.6% of the vote), with the Liberal Democrats second (26.2%), followed by the Greens (13.7%) Conservative (11.6%), Labour (5.2%), Change UK (4.7%), UKIP (2.2%) and UK EU (0.3%).
On the leave/remain split, the Brexit Party and UKIP add up to 37.8% while the pro-remain Lib Dems, Greens, Change UK and UK EU add up to 44.9%.
But whether that’s a reasonable way to assess leave/remain support is a point for debate, and also leaves open how one should factor the Conservative / Labour votes (see Guardian article here).
Reigate & Banstead is part of the South East England region, which following the elections will now have four Brexit Party MEPs, three Lib Dems, one Green, one Conservative and one Labour. A BBC report has more details for the region.
European Parliament: Reigate & Banstead results 2019
|The Brexit Party||14653||35.6|
|UK EU Party||133||0.3|
|Independent: Jason McMahon||51||0.1|
|Independent: David Round||48||0.1|
|Independent: Michael Turberville||33||0.1|
A full list of candidates for each party under the proportional representation system is included on Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s results page.
Reigate.uk hasn’t been able to find a turn-out figure for the borough but the BBC says that across the South East England region it was 39.36%.