SNP takes highest number of Euro votes

The Scottish National Party took the highest number of votes in Argyll and Bute in this week’s European Parliament elections.

The SNP took 28% of the votes cast, with the Conservative party second and Liberal Democrats narrowly behind, while the turnout of 40.6% was 5% higher than in the 2009 poll.

A total of 27,479 votes were cast from an electorate of 67,668 in Argyll and Bute last Thursday (May 23) for the Scotland region constituency, which returns six MEPs to the European Parliament.

The results in Argyll and Bute are as follow:

  • Britain First – 312
  • British National Party – 195
  • Conservative Party – 5,191
  • Labour Party – 3,695
  • Liberal Democrats – 5,174
  • NO2EU – 122
  • Scottish Green Party – 1,912
  • Scottish National Party (SNP) – 7,792
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 3,030

A total of 56 votes were rejected because they were unmarked or voted for more than one party.

Argyll and Bute Council chief executive and local returning officer Sally Loudon said: “It is encouraging that many more people made their voices heard in this year’s election.

“The council’s election team has worked hard to ensure that the election process ran smoothly for everyone, and the increase in the number of people voting is to be welcomed.”