European Elections 2009

Elections to the European Parliament took place on 4 June 2009 and Greens in Edinburgh were campaigning hard in support of our top candidate, Elaine Morrison.

In the event we fell just short of electing a Scottish Green MEP. In Edinburgh we scored 14%, the highest anywhere in Scotland and putting us well on track to return two Green MSPs in 2011 and at least eight councillors in 2012.

Full results are attached: the highlights include 17% and third place, ahead of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh East; 16.6% in Edinburgh North and Leith; and fourth place in Edinburgh South West, with 12.6% ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

See footage of our campaign launch and watch the election broadcast made with our sister parties in England and Wales. Also watch the pan-European broadcast.

We hand-delivered 44,000 “European election special” ward newsletters in various parts of the city; put up lampost posters in the week before and made sure we have a visible presence at polling stations on 4 June itself.