In East Devon the result was similar to elsewhere, with the following outcome:

– Ukip – 14,475
– conservatives – 13,647,
– greens – 4,974
– labour – 3,623
– lib dems – 3,085.

Across the south west, the green party have gained their first seat. Ukip secured two seats, the conservatives, two seats, and one for labour. Libdem MEP Graham Watson lost his seat.

See below the following analysis by the Express & Echo – http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Labour-wins-Exeter-UKIP-East-Devon/story-21140934-detail/story.html

UKIP and The Conservatives have topped the South West European Election polls with two MEPs each.

Prior to tonight’s election the South West MEP make-up was three Conservatives, two UKIP and one Lib Dem.

After tonight’s elections the make-up is: Two UKIP, two Conservatives, one Labour and one Green.

It means the six MEPs representing the South West on the European Parliament are William Dartmouth (UKIP), Julia Reid (UKIP), Ashley Fox (Con), Julie Girling (Con), Claire Moody (Lab) and Molly Cato Scott (Green).

UKIP – 484184

Tories – 433151

Labour – 206124

Greens – 166447

Lib Dems – 160376

In the South West, UKIP won 24 of 38 areas, Tories won 11, Labour two and Lib Dems one with Gibraltar.

The Conservative vote is believed to be down 1.4% in South West with the UKIP vote up 10.3%.

In Exeter Labour topped the poll with 9608 seats, UKIP came second with 8801 followed by Conservatives with 7587 and Greens with 5244. The Turnout in Exeter was 40.82%.

In East Devon UKIP beat Conservatives with 14475 votes, Tories had 13647 votes followed by Green with 4975, Labour with 3623 and Lib Dems with 3085.

In Teignbridge UKIP came top with 13358 seats followed by Conservatives – 11912, Green – 4659, Lib Dems – 4497

Southwest Turn Out:

Ukip came top in South Somerset, Gloucester, Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane, Swindon, North Devon, East Devon, Christchurch in Dorset, Cornwall, Teignbridge, Torbay, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Portland but Labour won at Bristol and Exeter with the Conservatives taking most votes in Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds in South West region.

Ukip came top at South Somerset in South West region with 16,786 votes; Conservatives second (14,526); Liberal Democrats third (9,736); Green Party fourth (4,156).

Ukip came top at Swindon in South West region with 17,021 votes; Conservatives second (14,849); Labour third (13,729); Green Party fourth (4,043); Liberal Democrats fifth (3,608).

Ukip were top at Bournemouth in South West region with 14,926 votes; Conservatives second (11,334); Labour third (4,841); Green Party fourth (4,112); Liberal Democrats fifth (2,744).

Ukip came top at Christchurch in South West of England with 6,068 votes. Conservatives were second on 5,151, Labour third with 1,216, and Greens fourth with 1,086.

Ukip came top at Weymouth and Portland in South West region with 6,047 votes; Conservatives second (4,563 votes); Labour third (3,500); fourth Green Party (1,672).

Ukip came top in Gloucester in the South West region with 10,173 votes, Conservatives came second 8,715, Labour came third on 6,899, Lib Dems came fourth with 2,329 and Greens fifth with 2,099.

Ukip came top at East Devon in South West Region with 14,475 votes; Conservative Party second (13,647); Green Party third (4,974); Labour fourth (3,623); Lib Dems fifth with 3,085.

Ukip came top at North Devon in South West with 9,912 votes; Conservative Party second (7,434); Liberal Democrats third (4,000); Green Party fourth (2,922).

Ukip topped Sedgemoor in the South West region with 11,216; Conservatives second (8,639); Labour third (3,362); Lib Dems fourth (2,910).

Ukip topped polling Cornwall in the South West region with 53,943 votes; Conservatives second (37,698); Liberal Democrats third (17,840); Green Party fourth (16,398); Labour fifth 16,122.

Ukip came top at Teignbridge in South West with 13,358 votes; Conservatives second (11,912); Green Party third (4,659); Liberal Democrats fourth (4,497).

Ukip came top at Taunton Deane in South West with 9,386 votes; Conservatives second (8,843); Liberal Democrats third (4,712); Green Party fourth (3,134).

Ukip came top at Torbay in South West with 14,666 votes; Conservatives second (8,804); Liberal Democrats third (3,647); Labour Party fourth (3,176).

Ukip came top at Torridge in South West of England with 8,011 votes; Conservatives second (5,706); Green Party third (2,233); Labour Party fourth (1,669); Liberal Democrats fifth 1,596.

Labour came top at Bristol in South West region with 30,517 votes; Ukip second (25,700); Green Party third (21,916); Conservative fourth (21,105); Liberal Democrats fifth 11,216.

Labour Party came top at Exeter in the South West Region with 9,608 votes; Ukip second (8,801); Conservative Party third (7,587); Green Party fourth (5,244); Lib Dems fifth with 2,760.

Conservatives came top at Wiltshire in South West region with 46,306 votes; Ukip second (40,951); Liberal Democrats third (13,260); Labour fourth (12,961).

Conservatives topped Cotswold in South West region with 10,863 votes; Ukip second (6,865); Liberal Democrats third (3,063); Green Party fourth (2,254).

Conservatives topped Cheltenham in South West region with 10,123 votes; Ukip second (8,231); Liberal Democrats third (7,161); Green Party fourth (3,558)

Why is Ukip so popular?  Is it a genuine desire among people to leave the EU or is it more about a widespread unhappiness with the major parties?  Please give your view below!