EU POLL LIVE: No change in Wales as Newport candidate misses out
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- MEPs from Labour, UKIP, Tories and Plaid elected to four seats
- Newport-based Labour number 2 Jayne Bryant misses out
- UKIP come close first or second everywhere in Wales; close second in Newport
- Follow tonight's results live at our live blog at on Twitter at @ArgusDDeans
A full round up of tonight's results and reaction from Gwent can be found here - but that's it for the live blog tonight. Good night!
Welsh result in full
Britain First 6633
British National Party 7655
Conservative Party 127742
Green Party / Plaid Werdd 33275
Labour Party - Llafur 206332
Liberal Democrats 28930
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 111864
Socialist Labour Party / Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 4459
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 1384
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 201983
Full result: Torfaen
Britain First 232
British National Party 282
Conservative Party 2799
Green Party/Plaid Werdd 711
Labour Party – Llafur 7183
Liberal Democrats 514
Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales 1628
Socialist Labour Party/Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 135
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 27
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 6569
Full result: Newport
Britain First 288
British National Party 352
Conservative Party 5804
Green Party/Plaid Werdd 1221
Labour Party – Llafur 10648
Liberal Democrats 1061
Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales 1661
Socialist Labour Party/Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 176
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 58
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 10376
Full result: Monmouthshire
Britain First 164
British National Party 167
Conservative Party 7969
Green Party/Plaid Werdd 1490
Labour Party – Llafur 4746
Liberal Democrats 1036
Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales 1504
Socialist Labour Party/Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 85
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 30
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 6757
Full result: Caerphilly
Britain First 482
British National Party 568
Conservative Party 3434
Green Party/Plaid Werdd 1281
Labour Party – Llafur 14253
Liberal Democrats 671
Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales 5392
Socialist Labour Party/Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 298
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 49
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 11809
Full result: Blaenau Gwent
Britain First 172
British National Party 298
Conservative Party 883
Green Party/Plaid Werdd 331
Labour Party – Llafur 6621
Liberal Democrats 191
Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wale 1164
Socialist Labour Party/Plaid Lafur Sosialaidd 148
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 23
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 4300
Tory MEP Kay Swinburne who has won her seat back, said the Conservatives should "absolutly not" go into a pact with UKIP.
"I think there are issues where people are not happy with the way Europe is going. People want reform and hopefiully we will be able to deliver that."
Jill Evans, Plaid's MEP who was tonight re-elected, said it was a tough campaign.
"We are very pleased to have kept the seat, particularly after a opinion poll showing we would lose the seat we did turn that around," she said.
Ms Evans said there had been a "very negative" campoaign on the EU: "Although she wasn't a referendum on EU membership a lot of issues were raised affected the way people voted."
She said the vote reflected people's dissapointment with politicians.
Nathan Gill, newly elected MEP for UKIP, told the Argus that UKIP will now look at finding three or four target seats in the country to aim for at the next general election.
He said; "We've doubled our vote. We came first and second in every single constituency.
"The people were behind us."
Mr Gill said UKIP is going to have to look at its results "and where we have got a good structure with all of our branches, and we will concentrate our effort with three or four targets seats in Wales."
Welsh Labour Newport-based no.2 candidate Jayne Bryant, in an interview with the Argus, says she's dissapointed to have just missed out
Labour have only one seat and so Jayne Bryant, Newport-based candidate, has lost her bid tonight— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Status quo stays, Derek V for Labour 1st, Nathan Gill UKIP 2nd, Kay Swinburne Tories 3rd, Jill Evans Plaid 4th pic.twitter.com/r0oV0xyKwY— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
No word from Jayne - we're awaiting the result which is apparently imminent— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West, has indicated that Jayne Bryant, Newport-based Labour no.2 candidate, won't be elected tonight. Mr Flynn said: "There's a powerful message being sent to all the established parties in the country.
"I believe that supporters of traditional parties have lent their votes to UKIP.
"We are immensely proud of the great campaign run by the Labour team in Wales, especially [by] Jayne Bryant."
He said it was a "a sad blow that Newport has been deprived of a powerful voice in Europe."
If that's right, Jayne Bryant won't be elected tonight. But she hasn't conceded yet.— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Totting up going on down on the floor - one source saying Labour lead, but only marginally with the status quo remaining as it is— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
10,648 to Labour, 10,376 to UKIP in Newport— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
RESULT Labour win in Newport but only just. Last result pic.twitter.com/cLw1mEbZ2y— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Monmouthshire RESULT Tory win but UKIP second, 7969 to 6757 pic.twitter.com/RNaq6Czl2t— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Lib Dems beaten by BNP in Blaenau Gwent— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
RCT result, Lab win UKIP second pic.twitter.com/AjSuMaKIVO— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Blaenau Gwent RESULT 6621 L, win, 4300 UKIP, 2nd pic.twitter.com/BtJeQLObt5— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Plaid win Ceredigion, 7139 pic.twitter.com/XRopunsJXY— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Torfaen! RESULT, Labour 7183 but UKIP not far off with 6569 pic.twitter.com/ZmgPGdj1G5— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Results are now rushing in...
UKIP win Flintshire with 11,800, Labour at 10,121— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Cardiff RESULT - Labour 1st 24999, UKIP 18370, Tories 15297, PC 8713 pic.twitter.com/9aBCvjIZoK— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Bridgend RESULT 10949 Lab win, UKIP 8726 2nd pic.twitter.com/aFvIv5JThx— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Pembrokeshire RESULT, Tories come top with 9250 votes but UKIP 2nd with 8965— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Caerphilly RESULT: 14,253 for Labour, 11,809 UKIP, Plaid 5,392, Tories 3,434— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Looks like we could be getting a result here before 10.30pm— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Counting still underway in Fishguard with UKIP huddling in a corner pic.twitter.com/RKE21Hrt6x— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Tories denying UKIP claim they have Pembrokeshire— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Plaid source claiming Labour first in Torfaen, UKIP 2nd, Monmouthshire Tories and UKIP neck and neck— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Tory source "cautiously confident" that Kay Swinburne will keep her seat, thinks status quo will stay with 4 way split— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
A UKIP man just ran up to me and said they are leading the Tories here in Pembrokeshire, over 8,000 mark now— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Plaid source: ahead in Angelsey, looking good in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Gwynedd— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Plaid srce cautious but thinking it might still be a four way split with Jill getting re-elected, but with stuff still to come in v.cautious— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Debbie Wilcox, Newport council cabinet member for education, says tonight's result is too close to call. She's one of a group of Labour activists who have come to Fishguard from Newport for the result to support no.2 candidate Jayne Bryant. Ms Wilcox says she's convinced Jayne is going to win Labour's second MEP seat.
In an Argus video Nathan Gill - UKIP's lead Welsh candidate - says there's a good possibility that UKIP could top the results in some of Labour's heartlands in South East Wales.
A political source has claimed to me they think the Tories will still win Monmouthshire with UKIP "not a million miles away". Labour 3rd.— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Labour sources saying its too close to call at the moment.— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
John Atkinson, Welsh campaign manager for UKIP, says: "Early indications are that we may top the poll in Wales."— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
In particular, John Atkinson has claimed that UKIP might do very well in Newport East and the Valleys: "We're very upbeat at the moment."— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Work gets underway at Fishguard Leisure Centre where they'll be counting the votes in the Welsh EU poll pic.twitter.com/6iuZhwdUav— David Deans (@ArgusDDeans) May 25, 2014
Good evening! Welcome to tonight's EU election blog - we're in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, tonight where the results of Wales' European elections - and who will serve as the country's four members of the European Parliament - will be announced.
Although the result is emerging here, there are counts going on across the country and in each of Gwent's five local authorities. We'll get those up as they come in ahead of the main result, which is due after 10pm.
Wales is electing four MEPs. It currently has one from Labour, one from Plaid, one from UKIP and one from the Conservatives. Three MEPs - Labour's Derek Vaughan, Plaid's Jill Evans and the Tories' Kay Swinburne - are all hoping to be re-elected. UKIP's John Bufton is standing down with Nathan Gill running as the party's lead candidate.
Among those hoping to win tonight is Newport-based Jayne Bryant, Labour's no.2 candidate, who told the Argus earlier this month that the result wasn't a foregone conclusion. Recent polling has suggested that it could be a tight race for the final few seats.
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