LiveEU POLL LIVE: No change in Wales as Newport candidate misses out

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Summary

  • 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

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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!

12:43am

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
NO2EU 2803
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

12:40am

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

NO2EU 110

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

12:39am

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

NO2EU 135

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

12:38am

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

NO2EU 63

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

12:37am

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

NO2EU 170

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

12:36am

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

NO2EU 98

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

12:34am

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."

12:31am

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.

12:25am

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."

12:20am

Welsh Labour Newport-based no.2 candidate Jayne Bryant, in an interview with the Argus, says she's dissapointed to have just missed out

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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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4:33pm Sun 25 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)
From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -17

5:53pm Sun 25 May 14

Banjalucka says...

SW ARGUS - Your wording - Gwent's 5 Counties - that's not right!. You mean councils.
SW ARGUS - Your wording - Gwent's 5 Counties - that's not right!. You mean councils. Banjalucka
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Sun 25 May 14

regaturn says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)
It that all you think and write about! You never miss an opportunity to try and connect every Argus story with a trans gender link.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)[/p][/quote]It that all you think and write about! You never miss an opportunity to try and connect every Argus story with a trans gender link. regaturn
  • Score: 9

6:29pm Sun 25 May 14

Walter Devereux says...

Banjalucka wrote:
SW ARGUS - Your wording - Gwent's 5 Counties - that's not right!. You mean councils.
They don't know what they mean. Sometimes Gwent is a county. Sometimes it contains counties. In reality neither is true.
[quote][p][bold]Banjalucka[/bold] wrote: SW ARGUS - Your wording - Gwent's 5 Counties - that's not right!. You mean councils.[/p][/quote]They don't know what they mean. Sometimes Gwent is a county. Sometimes it contains counties. In reality neither is true. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 5

6:42pm Sun 25 May 14

Independentvoter says...

regaturn wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote:
From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)
It that all you think and write about! You never miss an opportunity to try and connect every Argus story with a trans gender link.
I have noticed that too - some people have a mono political agenda and stick to it for every story printed.
[quote][p][bold]regaturn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)[/p][/quote]It that all you think and write about! You never miss an opportunity to try and connect every Argus story with a trans gender link.[/p][/quote]I have noticed that too - some people have a mono political agenda and stick to it for every story printed. Independentvoter
  • Score: 6

8:49pm Sun 25 May 14

cornucopia of crapitude says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)
I agree, there are too many white middle class straight men in politics. Why don't you stand for election Katie?
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: From a gender politics viewpoint, it has to be said that this year's Euovision Song Contest result was of infinitely more significance with regard to change in the lives of Welsh trans and gender non-conformist people than the above presently unrepresentative parliament which includes not one transgendered Welsh person. Just sayin';)[/p][/quote]I agree, there are too many white middle class straight men in politics. Why don't you stand for election Katie? cornucopia of crapitude
  • Score: 6

11:46pm Sun 25 May 14

KarloMarko says...

V.good and prompt coverage from David Deans...thanks for that.

What interests me is that the "little Englander" party plus ultra, UKIP, can now outpoll Plaid in so many areas of Wales. Plaid, the Party of Wales? Really? How stands the National project now?

And its a pity Wales doesn't have a half decent Green Party...if only for the protest votes.
V.good and prompt coverage from David Deans...thanks for that. What interests me is that the "little Englander" party plus ultra, UKIP, can now outpoll Plaid in so many areas of Wales. Plaid, the Party of Wales? Really? How stands the National project now? And its a pity Wales doesn't have a half decent Green Party...if only for the protest votes. KarloMarko
  • Score: 2

11:34am Mon 26 May 14

Jonnytrouble says...

A good question ?
Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ?
Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs???
and cheap E European labour ???
A good question ? Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ? Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs??? and cheap E European labour ??? Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Mon 26 May 14

Magor says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
A good question ?
Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ?
Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs???
and cheap E European labour ???
Look around the UK the better off areas always vote Tory and the dumps vote Labour.
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: A good question ? Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ? Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs??? and cheap E European labour ???[/p][/quote]Look around the UK the better off areas always vote Tory and the dumps vote Labour. Magor
  • Score: -1

9:11pm Mon 26 May 14

-trigg- says...

Magor wrote:
Jonnytrouble wrote:
A good question ?
Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ?
Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs???
and cheap E European labour ???
Look around the UK the better off areas always vote Tory and the dumps vote Labour.
Are they voting Labour because they're dumps or is it the other way around?
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: A good question ? Why is Monmouthshire a high Tory voting area ? Is it because being a rural Farming area there scared of losing EU subs??? and cheap E European labour ???[/p][/quote]Look around the UK the better off areas always vote Tory and the dumps vote Labour.[/p][/quote]Are they voting Labour because they're dumps or is it the other way around? -trigg-
  • Score: -1

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