The Eastern Region Alternatives
This is NOT a recommendation on how to use your vote, only a guide to the left of Labour candidates, so, for instance, many socialists will be voting for Ian Gibson in Norwich South rather than the Green candidate.
Also we are not listing all seats, but we are listing all seats where there is a progressive left of Labour candidate. And one last note of caution, remember that the Euro election results are just a guide to the strength of the party in the area, drawing direct comparision between the figures could be misleading as these are not equivalent elections.
In this region pity Labour's candidate for Epping Forest, Bambos Charalambous who is contending with UKIP, English Democrats AND the BNP - and similar commiserations go to Labour's PPC in Saffron Waldon Swatantra Nandanwar who is contending with UKIP, English Democrats and Veritas.
However, lucky are the voters of Peterborough who can vote for the Motor Cycle News Party candidate and in Southend good luck to the 'Max Power Party' but after due consideration we've decided not to include their votes among those of the left.
(and link to BBC for full results)
|Basildon||Vikki Copping||Green||662||1.5%||4.4% Euros 04|
|Bedfordshire Mid||Ben Foley||Green||1,292||2.6%|
|Braintree||James Abbott||Green||1,308||2.5%||6.7% Euros 04, elected cllr|
|Bury St Edmunds||Graham Manning||Green||1,603||3.0%|
|Cambridge||Martin Lucas Smith||Green||1,245||2.9%||Greens 10.9% Euros 04||1.7% SA in 2001|
|Tom Woodcock||Respect||477||1.1%||Respect 1.7% Euros 04||0.1% WRP in 2001|
|Cambridgeshire South||Simon Saggers||Green||1,552||2.9%|
|Castle Point||Irene Willis||Green||1,617||3.5%||4% 2004 Euros|
|Essex North||Chris Fox||Green||1,718||3.6%|
|Hertford & Stortford||Peter Hart||Green||1,914||3.9%|
|Hertsmere||Jim Dry||Socialist Labour Party||518||1.2%||1% in 2001 same candidate|
|Luton South||Mohammed Ilyas||Respect||725||1.9%||0.7% in 2001 for the SA|
|Marc Scheimann||Green||790||2.0%||0.3% in 2001 for the WRP|
|Norwich North||Adrian Holmes||Green||1,252||2.7%||Ian Gibson's seat|
|Norwich South||Roger Blackwell||Workers Revolutionary Party||85||0.2%||1.2% in 2001 for the SA|
|Rochford & Southend East||Andrew Vaughan||Green||1,328||3.4%||
|Suffolk Central & Ipswich North||Martin Wolfe||Green||1,593||3.1%|
|Suffolk Coastal||Paul Whitlow||Green||1,755||3.3%|