EURO Elections: Lib Dems lose out, Greens win first seat and UKIP tops polls

EURO Elections: Lib Dems lose out, Greens win first seat and UKIP tops polls

The national results have seen UKIP dominate the European results

Stroud Green Molly Scott Cato has been elected to the European Parliament

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THE South West has elected its first Green MEP in European elections which saw UKIP dominate the polls.

Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson, who first won a seat on the European Parliament in 1994, missed out on re-election as one of the South West's six MEPs.

UKIP won two seats, claiming 484,184 votes, ahead of the Conservatives in second place with 433,151.

UKIP also topped the poll in 24 of the 38 districts in the region and have seen widespread success nationally.

The Conservatives also won two seats in the constituency, while one went to Labour, with 206,125 votes, and the Greens, with 166,447.

The Liberal Democrats, who have previously seen the region as a stronghold, came fifth with just 160,376 votes.

It is the first time the Greens have won a seat in the South West constituency, which runs from Cornwall to Gloucestershire but also includes Gibraltar.

Stroud mum Molly Scott Cato, 51, was elected to Stroud District Council three years ago and is a professor of strategy and sustainability at Roehampton University.

The region's other MEPs are Clare Moody (Lab), Julie Girling (Con), Ashley Fox (Con), Julia Reid (UKIP) and William Dartmouth (UKIP).

Five years ago, voters chose three Tories, two UKIP and one Lib Dem MEP.

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4:57pm Mon 26 May 14

bettysenior says...

This EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973.

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This EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973. http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/05/the- european-union-eu-is -heading.html bettysenior
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