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The 2014 European Election results for the South West region have been declared.
Regional Returning Officer Paul Morris, from Borough of Poole, co-ordinated the regional count and declared the final result at the Civic Centre in Poole.
The number of votes cast for each party was:
An Independence From Europe – 23,169
British National Party – 10,910
Conservative Party – 433,151
English Democrats Party – 15,081
Green Party – 166,447
Labour Party – 206,124
Liberal Democrats – 160,376
United Kingdom Independence Party – 484,184
The six elected Members of the European Parliament are:
1 – William Dartmouth, United Kingdom Independence Party
2 – Ashley Peter Fox, Conservative Party
3 – Julia Reid, United Kingdom Independence Party
4 – Julia McCulloch Girling, Conservative Party
5 – Claire Miranda Moody, Labour Party
6 – Molly Scott Cato, Green PartyThe overall turnout for the South West region was 37.03 per cent compared to 38.87 per cent in 2009.
More information can be found at boroughofpoole.com/europeanelections