Where Labour came first (2019 Euro Election) Watch

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It was a bad election for Labour but (unlike the Conservatives) they still managed to top the poll in a handful of local authorities. The figures in the brackets are the change since the 2014 Euro Election – all of them a fall in the percentage of the vote.

English regions:
Leicester 47.0% (-5.0%) Remain
Blackburn with Darwen 44.1% (-1.8%) Leave
Liverpool 40.3% (-11.5%) Remain
Knowsley 40.0% (-17.6%) Leave
Slough 37.7% (-9.3%) Leave
Manchester 37.2% (-14.3%) Remain
Luton 36.1% (-6.1%) Leave
Birmingham 35.2% (-5.3%) Leave
Oldham 33.8% (-5.2%) Leave
Preston 31.2% (-5.0%) Leave
Nottingham 29.7% (-10.9%) Leave

Greater London:
Newham 51.0% (-7.4%) Remain
Barking & Dagenham 40.7% (-8.6%) Leave
Tower Hamlets 37.9% (-16.2%) Remain
Brent 36.6% (-10.2%) Remain
Hackney 35.0 (-19.0%) Remain
Redbridge 33.3% (-7.7%) Remain
Ealing 32.1% (-13.4%) Remain
Waltham Forest 31.0% (-11.8%) Remain
Enfield 30.3% (-11.3%) Remain
Hounslow 30.2% (-11.1%) Remain
Harrow 25.2% (-10.4%) Remain
Greenwich & Woolwich 25.0% (-15.5%) Remain
Croydon 23.3% (-9.9%) Remain

Newham is the strongest Labour area and the only local authority where Labour exceeded 50% of the vote. It also experienced the smallest fall in the Labour vote in Greater London.

Leicester is the second strongest Labour area and the strongest one outside of Greater London.

Blackburn with Darwin is the third strongest Labour area and the one with the smallest fall in the Labour vote.

In the English regions Labour only topped the poll in one area, Nottingham, with less than 30% of the vote.

In Greater London Labour topped the poll in 3 areas with less than 30% of the vote. Croydon is where Labour came first nationally with the lowest percentage of the vote – just 23.3%

In Greater London the Labour areas are concentrated in east London (minus Havering) and west London / Middlesex (minus Hillingdon) with outliers in Enfield, Croydon, and Greenwich & Woolwich.

In the English regions more strong Labour areas voted Leave than Remain in the EU Referendum but in Greater London all voted Remain apart from Barking & Dagenham.

With the exception of Liverpool and Knowsley, all of the Labour areas in the English regions have a sizeable ethnic minority population, although there are several others (like Bradford and Rochdale) where the Brexit Party came first.

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