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Jim Allister, TUV leader, says outperforming the UUP is "very significant".
He says that, of course, he wanted to be elected.
"Don't pick on me for a falling vote, when it looks like I was the runner up [for unionism] in this," he says.
Who are the eight people who have served as Northern Ireland MEPs since 1979?