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UKIP top European poll in East Midlands

The UK Independence Party has topped the European elections poll in the East Midlands to claim two of the five regional seats up for grabs.

Roger Helmer, who defected from the Conservatives mid-term, and Margot Parker will represent the region for UKIP in Brussels and Strasbourg after the party polled 368,734 votes, a 32.9 per cent overall share.

The Conservative Party also won two seats after claiming 291,270 votes, with Emma McClarkin retaining her MEP status and being joined by former Derbyshire County Council leader Andrew Lewer.

Labour received 279,363 votes and have one seat, with Glenis Willmott re-elected.

The Liberal Democrats, with 60,773 votes, lost their seat and were pushed into fifth place behind the Green Party (67,066).

East Midlands results

An Independence from Europe: 21,384

British National Party: 18,326

Conservative Party: 291,270

English Democrats: 11,612

Green Party: 67,066

Harmony Party: 2,194

Labour Party: 279,363

Liberal Democrats 60,773

UK Independence Party (UKIP) 368,734

How High Peak voted

An Independence from Europe: 360

British National Party: 305

Conservative: 6,043

English Democrats: 168

Green Party: 2,710

Harmony Party: 33

Labour: 6,422

Liberal Democrats: 1,446

UKIP: 7,080

Provisional turnout: 34.3%

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