European election results across the United Kingdom

European election results across the United Kingdom

By staff writers
26 May 2014

Ukip has emerged as the winning party in the European elections with 24 seats, including one in Scotland, with an increase of 11 seats on 2009.

At 24.9 per cent, Ukip increased its share of the vote by 10.99 per cent over 2009, when it came second to the Tories.

Labour came second gaining seven more seats to give them a total of 20 seats and gained 25.4 per cent of the votes, up 9.67 per cent on 2009

The Conservatives polled 23.92 per cent, a drop of 3.8 per cent and lost seven seats, giving them a total of 19 MEPs

The Liberal Democrats lost all but one of their 11 MEPs, and took 6.87 per cent of the vote, down from 13.74 in 2009.

The Green party came in fourth place, gaining one more seat and increasing their total to three. Their share of the vote was 7.87 per cent, a fall of 0.75 per cent on 2009.

In Scotland, the SNP showed only a fractional increase in its share of the vote on 2009 at 29.99 per cent, but topped the poll with two seats. Labour also have two seats with 25.92 per cent, an increase of 5.11 per cent. The Conservatives retained their single seat with 17.22 per cent while the Liberal Democrats lost their one seat with 7.09 of the poll, a fall of 4.41 per cent. The Green Party narrowly failed to win a seat but gained eight per cent of the poll, coming ahead of the Lib Dems. Ukip polled just under ten percent, significantly less than in other parts of the UK, and as low as 7.7% in the capital, Edinburgh.

In Wales, Labour, Ukip, the Conservatives and Plaid Cymru all retained one seat. Their share of the vote was respectively, 28.15 per cent, an increase of 7.86 per cent; 27.55, an increase of 14.76 per cent and 15.23 per cent, a fall of 3.25 per cent. The Green party polled 4.45 per cent, a fall of 1.04 per cent.

In Northern Ireland, the election took place under the single transferrable vote system and at 7.20pm, just one result had been confirmed, giving a seat to Sinn Féin.

The turnout across the UK was just 33.8 per cent.

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