The United Kingdom
European Parliament elections in the UK rarely spark much public or media interest, but in 2004 things were different. By British standards, turnout was high and the campaign involved much discussion of UK membership of the EU. The party system was shaken by the rise of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the poor results for Labour and the Conservatives. Largescale postal voting boosted turnout, which, at 38.2 per cent, was the highest ever for EP elections in the UK and well above the 23.3 per cent at the 1999 EP elections.
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