As it happened: European Election 2014 Wales result

Key points

  • Labour, UKIP, Conservatives and Plaid win a seat each
  • Labour top the voting poll but only 0.6% in front of UKIP
  • UKIP claims of gaining ground in Wales materialise
  • Disappointing night for the Liberal Democrats
  • In Wales the turn out of voters on Thursday was 32%
  • A total of 11 parties fielded candidates in Wales

Live text

Reporting:

  • Adrian Brown 
  • Catryn Jenkins 
  • Tomos Livingstone 

Last updated 25 May 2014

STANDARD

Good evening and welcome to BBC Wales' live coverage of the European election 2014. We will bring you the latest from the results centre in Fishguard. You can, of course, get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Email.

STANDARD 21:01

A reminder of what happened in the 2009 European election in Wales - the Conservatives topped the poll came top with 21.2% of the vote, with Labour on 20.3%, Plaid Cymru on 18.5% and UKIP on 12.3%. Each party won one seat each; the Liberal Democrats trailed on 10.7%, and the Greens got 5.6%. You'd get long odds on the parties finishing in that order tonight.

STANDARD

Other things to keep an eye out for include Plaid Cymru's performance - if they lose their European seat it will be a big blow to the party.

The Conservatives are hoping for a decent showing - including keeping their Welsh seat - that will give a pointer to how they might perform in next year's General Election. And amid all the excitement it's worth checking how the Greens are getting on; it's unlikely they'll win a seat but they'll be aiming to finish ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

STANDARD 21:06

Political correspondent Tomos Livingstone says: Plenty of things to watch out for tonight - not least whether Labour can top the poll having lost to the Conservatives in 2009. But the challenge this time comes from UKIP; they're hoping to prove they can win votes in Wales just as successfully as they have done in England.

TWEET

Pembrokeshire County Council tweets: Results will not be declared before 10pm and an all Wales result will be declared once all the regional results are in #EPE14

STANDARD 21:11

Other things to keep an eye out for include Plaid Cymru's performance - if they lose their European seat it will be a big blow to the party.

The Conservatives are hoping for a decent showing - including keeping their Welsh seat - that will give a pointer to how they might perform in next year's General Election. And amid all the excitement it's worth checking how the Greens are getting on; it's unlikely they'll win a seat but they'll be aiming to finish ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

TWEET 21:14

The BBC's Mark Hutchings tweets: Nothing much to add at the moment just thrilled I've managed to get back in to the iffy wifi at the Welsh results hub.

STANDARD 21:17

Carl Roberts

The BBC's Carl Roberts mid-way through a two-way for Newyddion Naw live from the results centre in Pembrokeshire.

STANDARD 21:24

Fishguard leisure centre

The view from the podium where the results will be announced sometime over the next few hours once counting has finished.

TWEET 21:30

Pembs huddle to check spoilt papers. #everyvotecounts.

BBC Wales Politics tweets: Pembs huddle to check spoilt papers. #everyvotecounts.