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UKIP tops South East European Election vote

The UK Independence Party gained two seats and boosted their share of the vote by 13.29% in the South East, topping the European election results in the region.

Leader Nigel Farage was one of four UKIP MEPs elected following the count at Southampton Guildhall.

The Conservative Party came second with 723,571 votes - a 3.84% fall from 2009 - and lost one seat to leave the party with three MEPs.

Lib Dem Catherine Bearder retained one seat for the party - its only success in England.

  • 26 May 2014
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