South East

Turnout 35.4%


  • CON Richard Ashworth
  • CON Nirj Deva
  • CON Dan Hannan
  • GRN Keith Taylor
  • LAB Anneliese Dodds
  • LD Catherine Bearder
  • UKIP Janice Atkinson
  • UKIP Nigel Farage
  • UKIP Ray Finch
  • UKIP Diane James

Parties shown in alphabetical order


Party Votes % MEPs change +/-
UK Independence Party Votes 751,439 Votes Percentage 32.14 (+13.29) MEPs 4 MEPs +/- +2
Conservative Votes 723,571 Votes Percentage 30.95 (-3.84) MEPs 3 MEPs +/- -1
Labour Votes 342,775 Votes Percentage 14.66 (+6.41) MEPs 1 MEPs +/- 0
Green Votes 211,706 Votes Percentage 9.05 (-2.57) MEPs 1 MEPs +/- 0
Liberal Democrat Votes 187,876 Votes Percentage 8.04 (-6.11) MEPs 1 MEPs +/- -1
An Independence From Europe Votes 45,199 Votes Percentage 1.93 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
English Democrats Votes 17,771 Votes Percentage 0.76 (-1.49) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
British National Party Votes 16,909 Votes Percentage 0.72 (-3.64) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Christian Peoples Alliance Votes 14,893 Votes Percentage 0.64 (-0.89) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
The Peace Party Votes 10,130 Votes Percentage 0.43 (0.02) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Socialist Party of Great Britain Votes 5,454 Votes Percentage 0.23 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
The Roman Party Votes 2,997 Votes Percentage 0.13 (-0.11) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
YOURvoice Votes 2,932 Votes Percentage 0.13 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Liberty GB Votes 2,494 Votes Percentage 0.11 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0
Harmony Party Votes 1,904 Votes Percentage 0.08 (0.00) MEPs 0 MEPs +/- 0

Latest updates South East England (European Parliament constituency)



Bearder: Remainers need to unite

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on all remainers to unite behind her party after they won three seats in the South East.

Ms Bearder retained her seat while she was joined by Antony Hook and Judith Bunting.

She said the total number of votes for remain-supporting parties outstripped those for the Brexit Party.

Ms Bearder said: "Now it is absolutely vital all the remain groups come behind the number one party, the Liberal Democrats, to fight Brexit.

"It is not inevitable, our place is in the European Union leading the European Union and shaping the future."


Farage: Results send clear message

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the success of his party across England sends a "massive message" that Britain should leave the EU.

Mr Farage, who retained his seat in the South East with three of the other 10 seats also going to his party, said: "We were supposed to (leave) on 29 March and we haven't - there is a massive message here. The new date is 31 October.

"We in the Brexit Party have got men and women of considerable business experience, we want to be part of that negotiating team and take responsibility for what is happening.

"If we don't leave on 31 October then the scores seen today will be repeated in a General Election and we are getting ready for it."


Result: Farage holds South East seat

Nigel Farage has held his seat in the South East as his Brexit Party won four of the 10 seats.

The Liberal Democrats were also celebrating after getting three seats, while the Green Party, Labour and Conservatives got one each.



'I'd bet my house on Farage winning seat'

Emily Hudson
BBC Radio Solent, Hants and IoW political reporter

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has arrived at the South East count here in Southampton and says he is feeling confident.

He admitted the Liberal Democrats also looked like they were going to do relatively well.

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It's the biggest area, we have 10 MEPs to be elected and Mr Farage has been an MEP here since 2009.

I could pretty much bet my house on the fact he will be an MEP again, he is number one on the Brexit party's list. What will be interesting is to see how many of these seats go to the Brexit Party and therefore how far down the party's list of candidates we will get.

Nigel Farage is the man who everybody will be wanting to speak to tonight.



'This is not a joke vote'

As Brexit dominates the work of MPs and MEPs, how seriously should voters take the European elections?



Water firms in the South failed customers during 'Beast from the East'

Some of the UK's biggest water companies did not support customers properly during this winter's Beast from the East snow chaos, causing "significant hardship", Ofwat has said.

The regulator said more than 200,000 customers were left without water for more than four hours and tens of thousands were cut off for days.

It accused some firms of bad planning, communication and a lack of support.

Severn Trent, South East, Southern and Thames Water performed worst, it found.

Image copyright Thames Water



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