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UKIP and Labour claim Euro victory

Labour and the UK Independence Party both claimed victories in the European elections in the North East, while the Tories lost a leading MEP.

Labour polled 221,988 and took two seats, up one. UKIP gained a seat, returning a single MEP with 177,660 votes.

The North East's first UKIP MEP, Jonathan Arnott said voters rejected "uncontrolled immigration".

Look North's Mark Denten reports.

  • 26 May 2014
  • From the section England