AceNewsServices LONDON – May 25 Results Latest from BBC News
UKIP appears to be on course to top the poll in the UK European elections.
Labour’s vote is up significantly on 2009 – a historic low for the party – but it is vying with the Tories for second place.
Lib Dem president Tim Farron said his party, which has come fifth behind the Green Party in every region so far, faced losing all 11 of its MEPs.
A total of 73 MEPs will be elected from nine regions in England as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Voting took place on Thursday but the UK had to wait until polls closed in other EU states before declaring.
Labour won in the North-East of England with a 12% increase in vote share, beating UKIP into second place
UKIP came top in the Eastern region, where they did well at the local elections, with the Tories second and Labour third
UKIP also topped the poll in the East Midlands, seeing its vote go up 17%, with the Tories second and Labour third
There were two sets of elections on Thursday. The results of the local elections in England and Northern Ireland are already known.