Lib Dems lose South West seat in European elections as UKIP top poll

This is The West Country: Lib Dems lose South West seat in European elections as UKIP top poll Lib Dems lose South West seat in European elections as UKIP top poll

The Liberal Democrat Party proved the biggest casualty in the South West when the results of the European elections were announced yesterday.

In a major shake-up, Sir Graham Watson lost his seat which he has held for the last 20 years.

UKIP topped the polls, winning two seats for William, Earl of Dartmouth and newcomer Julia Reed.

The Conservatives also took two seats, which has seen Ashley Fox and Julie Girling retaining their positions as MEPs. However, the Tories lost their third representative.

Labour and, in a first for the South West, the Green Party stole the remaining two seats.

Clare Moody will now represent Labour in Europe, with Molly Scott Cato representing the Green Party.

Both Cornish candidates – Jude Robinson from Pool for the Labour Party and Robert Lee Smith from Penzance for UKIP – missed out.

Turnout in the South West vote last Thursday was 36.9 per cent.

In this election vote were cast for a party rather than an individual candidate.

Each political party put forward a list of candidates called a “regional list” and electors voted for one of these lists.

Seats have been allocated according to a party’s share of the vote across the south west region – with the party choosing the specific individuals from their list – known as a “proportional representation” system.

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6:10pm Mon 26 May 14

bettysenior says...

It does not matter which politician or party gets in power, this EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report by Civitas - The Institute For The Study Of Civil Society, stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973, so what's the point for all this vast European taxpayer's investment when it has not given any extra back to the wealth of the people?

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It does not matter which politician or party gets in power, this EU project will not bring hardly any prosperity for 90% of the people of Europe including the UK (indeed economic decline has been the case for nearly 10-years now in real terms taking inflation into account - basically has been going the same way as Japan with 20-years of economic stagnation), but just for the 10% rich as usual (that's why the politicians are leading us down the garden path as the servants of the mighty corporations). Indeed the cost to the EU taxpayer is astronomical and where every one of the 751 MEPs can receive €615,660 a year and look forward to a lump sum pension pot of €303,195. That's times 751 of course and where it is a mere drop in the ocean of the total cost of the EU. Some main-stream media outlets have said incredibly up 1000 billion Euro a year and where 'Translation' cost alone are pushing €1.5 billion a year. But a recent report by Civitas - The Institute For The Study Of Civil Society, stated that 'trade' between the UK and EU countries had not changed percentage wise since 1973, so what's the point for all this vast European taxpayer's investment when it has not given any extra back to the wealth of the people? http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/05/the- european-union-eu-is -heading.html bettysenior
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