UKIP top polls in the European Elections

UKIP top polls in the European Elections

Simon Meechan

UKIP top polls in the European Elections

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has swept to victory in the South East, taking four seats in the European elections.

Nigel Farage's party took the most seats in the South East


The party's leader, Nigel Farage, was re-elected to his seat, with fellow candidates Janice Atkinson, Ray Finch and Diane James also chosen by voters in the region - a gain of two seats for UKIP.

In April Farage visited Britwell in Slough on his campaign trail.

Overall UKIP took 751,439 votes in the South East, a share of  32.14 per cent.

The Conservatives came second in the region, with 723,571 voters (30.95 per cent). They will send Richard Ashworth, Nirj Deva and Dan Hannan to the European Parliament in Brussels.

Labour candidate Anneliese Dodds was also elected, with Green Party man Keith Taylor and Liberal Democrat Catherine Beader making up the 10 South East representatives.

The overall turnout in the South East region was 36.49 per cent.

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