Ukip’s East Mids Euro election success echoes national triumph

Pictured is East Midlands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, second left, with party members Jonathan Bullock, Nigel Wickens, Margot Parker and Barry Mahoney in Chesterfield.

Pictured is East Midlands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, second left, with party members Jonathan Bullock, Nigel Wickens, Margot Parker and Barry Mahoney in Chesterfield.

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Ukip finished in first place in the East Midlands region for the 2014 European election matching its wider success by beating all other political parties to take the top spot in the national polls.

The party enjoyed regional success, which includes the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland after voting on Thursday, May 22.

Ukip won 32.9 per cent of the vote, ahead of the Conservatives, who finished second on 26 per cent. Both parties will send two MEPs to Brussels.

 

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