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European Election Results 10th June 2004

On 10 June 2004 European elections were held. The results of the European election for the Torridge District are listed below.

The Candidates that have been elected are:

Name

Party

1

Neil Quentin Gordon Parish

Conservatives – Putting Britain First

2

Graham Harry Booth

UK Independence Party

3

Graham Robert Watson

Liberal Democrats

4

Caroline Frances Jackson

Conservatives – Putting Britain First

5

James Glyn Ford

Labour Party

6

Roger Maurice Knapman

UK Independence Party

7

Giles Bryan Chichester

Conservatives – Putting Britain First

How do People get elected?

The number of votes for each Political Party and Individual Candidates is added up across the Region by the Regional Returning Officer who then works out the number of seats each Party should get and whether any Individual Candidate is elected. The way this is worked out is called the d'Hondt method (named after its Belgian inventor). It is the most widely used system of proportional representation in the world.

The number of valid votes cast for each Party and Individual Candidate is divided by the number of seats allocated + 1.

The party with the highest number of regional valid votes gains the first seat there total is then divided by 2 (1 seat allocated +1). This is then repeated for the remaining regional seats.