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European Parliamentary Election on Thursday 23 May 2019

Result of poll for the local counting area of Mid Devon

I, Jill May, being the properly appointed Deputy Local Returning Officer for the European Parliamentary election in the Mid Devon local counting area on 23rd May 2019, do hereby give notice that the number of votes cast for each party and individual candidate at this election was as follows:

Name of Party or Independent Number of votes
Change UK - The Independent Group 698
Conservative and Unionist Party 2327
English Democrats 121
Green Party 4731
Labour Party 1050
Liberal Democrats 5213
The Brexit Party 9572
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 888
Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank (Independent) 33
Rahman, Mothiur (Independent) 13
Seed, Neville (Independent) 74


The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows: Number of ballot papers
A       want of official mark 0
B       voting for more than one registered party or individual candidate 35
C       writing or mark by which the voter can be identified 0
D       unmarked or void for uncertainty 121
Total rejected: 156

The total number of valid votes in Mid Devon was 24720

The turnout in Mid Devon was 40.00%

Where can I see the results for the South West Region once they are declared?

All notices for the South West region are on the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council webpage (Regional Returning Officer for the South West Region). The results for the South West region will be published on this page once they are declared.

Media information:

The European Parliamentary Elections take place on Thursday 23 May.

Local verification and counting will be held at Phoenix House, Tiverton, EX16 6PP

Verification: This will start soon after 10pm on 23 May as ballot boxes arrive. The votes are counted only to ensure that the number of votes cast into the ballot boxes tally up with the paperwork from the polling station.

Counting will take place on Sunday May 26 starting at 6.00pm.

Local Declaration: The local result will be given after the count by the Local Returning Officer.

Media representatives are welcome to attend either the verification or the local count. If you wish to attend, please could you let Communications know as soon as possible via

Regional Declaration: The overall result for the South West and Gibraltar region will be declared by BCP Council at the Civic Centre in Poole on Sunday 26 May.

For media accreditation to attend the regional declaration, please ask media representatives to contact by Thursday 23 May.  Lead communications for the regional declaration is 01202 454699

Accreditation: As soon as we have your requests in writing, we will arrange media passes which will be issued on the door on the night to ensure you can gain entry.

For those who don’t wish to attend the regional declaration in person, the results will be available to view as a news article on after the declaration.

Reminder: Please do not film or photograph ballot papers. Panning shots from a distance are permitted.

Interviews: Please conduct any interviews away from the counting area.

Official notices:

How can I vote in the European Parliamentary elections on 23 May 2019?

How do I register to vote?

If you’re not registered to vote, visit GOV.UK/register-to-vote.

Note: You’ll need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register. You needed to register by 7 May 2019 to vote in the European Parliamentary Elections.

When can I expect to receive my poll card?

Poll cards were sent around 23 April 2019. If you don't receive a poll card, you may not be on the electoral register. Please contact us to check.

To find out where your polling station is, see List of polling stations or Where do I vote?

Postal and proxy voting

The deadline for applying for postal and proxy votes has now passed. You can, under exceptional circumstances, apply for an emergency proxy for medical or employment reasons. A qualified medical practitioner or your employer must attest your application. For more information please contact Electoral Services.


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