UKIP hold the most seats in South East

Ukip was succesful in the European elections
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UKIP have gained two more seats in the European Elections for the South East.

Along with party leader Nigel Farage keeping his seat, Ray Finch, who represents Bedhampton and Leigh Park on Hampshire County Council, also secured a seat.

The Conservatives lost one and so did the Liberal Democrats, leaving them with three and one seats respectively. There was no change for Labour with one.

‘My dream has become a reality,’ Mr Farage told the BBC. ‘The British people have stood firm, they have backed Ukip and we have won a national election.’

After 10 of Great Britain’s 11 regional constituencies had declared their results, Ukip had 23 MEPs and a 29.07 per cent share of the vote – up 11.68 per cent on 2009.