LIVE results from the Wales count of the European Parliamentary Election

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  • Western Telegraph reporters are at Fishguard Leisure Centre for the count of the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections. Keep it here for live updates.

12:11am

All the candidates have now gone on to celebrate/drown their sorrows in the pubs of Fishguard.

That's all from us folks. For full details and reactions, read this week's Western Telegraph.

12:08am

Western Telegraph:

 

Jill Evans also retains her Plaid Cymru seat in Europe.

12:06am

Western Telegraph:

 

Kay Swinburne retains her European seat for the Conservatives

12:04am

Western Telegraph:

 

Nathan Gill is UKIP's new MEP

12:02am

Western Telegraph:

 

Derek Vaughan Labour MEP makes his speech.

11:58pm

Four MEPs are Derek Vaughan (Labour), Kay Swinburne (Conservatives), Jill Evans (Plaid) and new to the role Nathan Gill (UKIP).

Overall, Labour gained the most votes in Wales, with 206,332.

UKIP received 201,983 votes, Conservative 127,742 and Plaid 111,864.

11:56pm

Status quo remains across Wales - Labour, Conservative, UKIP and Plaid retain the four European Parliament seats.

11:29pm

9:40pm Sun 25 May 14

pembrokedock123 says

excellent service from Western Telegraph.
If the count had to be held in Pembrokeshire then PCC should have ensured proper wifi connections for the journalists - now the nation will know how behind the times Pembrokeshire is

11:28pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Still pretty busy here in Fishguard as we await the final result for Wales.

11:18pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Reaction from Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru MEP for Wales since 1999)


“We’ve got a vision and we’ve got plans.


“We will keep working. It’s not the end of this campaign at all.


“We’ve got excellent candidates for the elections coming up and we’ll be doing what we’ve been doing all year, which is knocking on people’s doors and listening to people.”

11:08pm

11:03pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Members of the UKIP party celebrate a great set of results

11:02pm

Now just waiting to hear final overall results for Wales. Things look good for UKIP, although Labour and the Conservatives have claimed majority in some counties.

11:01pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Reaction from Derek Vaughan (Labour Party MEP for Wales since 2009)


“The results aren’t finalised yet. It’s going to be very close to see who finishes first. If we do finish first there’s still an outside chance that we can get two seats.


“We knew at the start of the campaign that it was going to be difficult because of the voting system, and the fact that there are five parties going for all four seats.”

 

10:59pm

Labour beat UKIP in Newport by 10,648 votes to 10,376

10:58pm

Plaid Cymru has come first in Ceredigion, with UKIP in second place.

10:54pm

Just Newport's result to come.

10:53pm

UKIP candidate Nathan Gill told our reporter he is 'over the moon' with results so far. Says Pembrokeshire did not even have a local party at the last elections, but that local members have been working hard to campaign and have proven their worth in the results.

10:50pm

Western Telegraph:

 

We're just waiting for the final results to come in across Wales.

10:50pm

10:49pm

Just results for Conwy, Wrexham and Newport to come now 

10:49pm

Candidates and agents leaving the hall. Wales announcement imminent. 

10:49pm

UKIP gains continue across Wales, results so far see the party coming first or second in most counties.

10:48pm

10:42pm

10:41pm

Stephen Crabb MP results reaction:

"I'm very pleased that the Welsh Conservatives have won again in Pembrokeshire, but there's no question that the strong UKIP vote in the county sends a powerful message to all the parties here."

He added: "Clearly there are a lot of people out there who feel very strongly about issues such as immigration, the future of Europe and other key issues. It's incumbent on all politicians to listen to what people are saying at this election."

10:41pm

UKIP making huge gains across Wales. They have won in Powys and come second in Pembs, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. 

10:39pm

10:37pm

Western Telegraph:

Regional Returning Officer for Wales, Bryn Parry Jones announcing the results

 

10:30pm

10:27pm

Plaid have won the Carmarthenshire vote with 15,281, UKIP were second with 12,459, Labour 11,793, Tories 6,686, Green 1,889, Lib Dems 955. 

10:22pm

10:19pm

The Green Party polled 1444 and Lib Dems 879 in Pembrokeshire. 

10:18pm

The share of the vote for Pembrokeshire between the top two parties was 29% for Conservatives to 28% UKIP. 

10:17pm

Tories win Pembrokeshire very narrowly from UKIP. Tories tally 9250 to UKIP's 8965. Labour third with 6808. Plaid fourth with 3824. 

10:14pm

10:08pm

9:50pm

9:49pm

9:37pm

We could be less than half an hour away from when Regional Returning Officer for Wales, Bryn Parry Jones announces the European Parliamentary Election results for Wales.

Local results cannot be announced before 10pm as this is the time that polls close in some parts of Europe.

9:26pm

Western Telegraph:

 

The piles have all be sorted and some parties have clearly done better than others.

9:07pm

Labour AM Joyce Watson has said more needs to be done by all parties to educate people on how the European Parliament works for Wales.

She said Labour MEP Derek Vaughan has worked very hard in securing "more money for Wales" which has helped support a variety of projects in the community.

She is confident he will be re-elected tonight.

8:54pm

Western Telegraph:

Paul Davies AM anxiously awaits the results

8:51pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Counters are flying in Fishguard

8:39pm

8:38pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Western Telegraph reporter Joanna Sayers chats to Mid and West Wales AM Joyce Watson

8:37pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies at the count

8:12pm

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Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb with Conservative Party candidate Dan Boucher

8:08pm

'UKIP does not have long-term answers' Conservative MP Stephen Crabb tells Western Telegraph reporter Ceri Coleman-Phillips.

Mr Crabb added that he is confident Conservative MEP Kay Swinburne will be re-elected this year.

8:04pm

Voter turn-out in Pembrokeshire this year was 35 per cent, this is up from 33.3 per cent in 2009.

8:02pm

7:43pm

Standing for The Socialist Party of Great Britain are:

Brian Johnson

Richard Cheney

Edward Blewitt

Howard Moss

7:41pm

Standing for the Socialist Labour Party are:

Andrew Jordan

Kathrine Jones

David Lloyd Jones

Liz Screen

7:40pm

Standing for NO2EU are:

Robert David Griffiths

Claire Job

Steven Skelly

Laura Picand

7:39pm

Standing for Britain First are:

Paul Anthony Golding

Anthony Clifford Golding

Christine Beryl Smith

Anne Marie Elstone

7:38pm

Standing for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) are:

Nathan Lee Gill

James Cole

Caroline Yvonne Jones

David John Rowlands

 

7:37pm

Standing for the British National Party are:

Mike Whitby

Laurence Reid

Jean Griffin

Gary Tumulty

7:35pm

Standing for the Green Party are:

Pippa Bartolotti

John Matthews

Chris Were

Rozz Cutler

7:34pm

Standing for Plaid Cymru are:

Jill Evans

Marc Jones

Steven Cornelius

Ioan Bellin

7:34pm

Standing for the Conservative Party are:

Kay Swinburne

Aled Wyn Davies

Dan Boucher

Richard Howard Hopkin

 

 

7:33pm

Standing for the Liberal Democrats are:

Alec Dauncey

Robert Speht

Jackie Radford

Bruce Roberts

7:32pm

Standing for the Labour Party are:

Derek Vaughan

Jayne Bryant

Alex Thomas

Christina Elizabeth Rees

7:19pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Counters begin the sort at Fishguard Leisure Centre

7:09pm

Western Telegraph:

 

Scenes from Fishguard Leisure Centre

 

7:09pm

Labour AM Joyce Watson says tonight's result is important for everyone in Wales. EU not just about  bendy bananas, she says, also vital for workers' and maternity rights.

6:55pm

Votes for Pembrokeshire were verified on Thursday night.

Tonight ballot papers will be separated into political parties, and then the count will start.

 

 

6:52pm

People across Wales went to the polls on Thursday.

35% of those eligible to vote cast their ballot in Pembrokeshire.

That is slightly higher than the Welsh average of 32%.

 

6:41pm

The count will decide which four politicians will represent Wales in the European Parliament.

Each of the 22 local authority areas are conducting their own count tonight, with the Regional Returning Officer for Wales, Bryn Parry Jones announcing the result in Fishguard after 10pm.

6:31pm

The count is expected to start at 7pm.

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8:58pm Sun 25 May 14

chizy says...

Oh crickey, Crabb is there.
Double time on Sunday and expenses ;)
Oh crickey, Crabb is there. Double time on Sunday and expenses ;) chizy
  • Score: 4

9:40pm Sun 25 May 14

pembrokedock123 says...

excellent service from Western Telegraph.
If the count had to be held in Pembrokeshire then PCC should have ensured proper wifi connections for the journalists - now the nation will know how behind the times Pembrokeshire is
excellent service from Western Telegraph. If the count had to be held in Pembrokeshire then PCC should have ensured proper wifi connections for the journalists - now the nation will know how behind the times Pembrokeshire is pembrokedock123
  • Score: 11

3:29pm Mon 26 May 14

seaveiw says...

chizy wrote:
Oh crickey, Crabb is there.
Double time on Sunday and expenses ;)
He deserves to be there not the returning officer looking as usual smug faced, some one could have done the job
[quote][p][bold]chizy[/bold] wrote: Oh crickey, Crabb is there. Double time on Sunday and expenses ;)[/p][/quote]He deserves to be there not the returning officer looking as usual smug faced, some one could have done the job seaveiw
  • Score: 1

4:34am Wed 28 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

Poor old Bryn having to work on a Sunday. I am sure you will all agree that he deserves every penny of his £12,000 big fat fee for being the returning officer ;-)

Even if overall he put in 20 hours in organising this election, which I doubt very much, he would still be earning £600 per hr. Maybe he or one of his ever-so-loyal supporters like Jamie Adams could come on here and tell us exactly what he does to warrant such a colossal amount for such a small effort ? For the life of me I just cannot see where his time is spent on this, especially when he has the use of the dedicated election division staff to delegate the work to and other staff to take care of printing and marketing etc, so what does he actually do other than a bit of organising and hanging around on the day and read out the result ?

Being chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council must be the best job in Welsh local government. After all, Bryn is paid the most despite running a council 3 times smaller than Cardiff, gets paid more than the first minister and indeed the prime minister and has a whole range of other perks and benefits including and additional £20,500 car allowance per year plus all these fees for being the returning officer at every election. and if that was not enough he opts for an illegal tax avoidance scheme for his pension payments. Now if that isn't creaming it then I don't know what is. No wonder he can't get that smirk off his face! It is money for jam, tax payers money.

I only wish we were getting value for our money, but it has been clear, especially over the last 18 months that our Council is not being run well, yet we are unable to replace him for the simple reason that the ruling independent group continue to put their own interests before the people of Pembrokeshire's. This is not democracy in action, this is the tax payer being screwed over.
Poor old Bryn having to work on a Sunday. I am sure you will all agree that he deserves every penny of his £12,000 big fat fee for being the returning officer ;-) Even if overall he put in 20 hours in organising this election, which I doubt very much, he would still be earning £600 per hr. Maybe he or one of his ever-so-loyal supporters like Jamie Adams could come on here and tell us exactly what he does to warrant such a colossal amount for such a small effort ? For the life of me I just cannot see where his time is spent on this, especially when he has the use of the dedicated election division staff to delegate the work to and other staff to take care of printing and marketing etc, so what does he actually do other than a bit of organising and hanging around on the day and read out the result ? Being chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council must be the best job in Welsh local government. After all, Bryn is paid the most despite running a council 3 times smaller than Cardiff, gets paid more than the first minister and indeed the prime minister and has a whole range of other perks and benefits including and additional £20,500 car allowance per year plus all these fees for being the returning officer at every election. and if that was not enough he opts for an illegal tax avoidance scheme for his pension payments. Now if that isn't creaming it then I don't know what is. No wonder he can't get that smirk off his face! It is money for jam, tax payers money. I only wish we were getting value for our money, but it has been clear, especially over the last 18 months that our Council is not being run well, yet we are unable to replace him for the simple reason that the ruling independent group continue to put their own interests before the people of Pembrokeshire's. This is not democracy in action, this is the tax payer being screwed over. Bilbo101
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Wait until UKIP infiltrates the Kremlin they are on the March look out Farmer Adams and his band of merry men.
Wait until UKIP infiltrates the Kremlin they are on the March look out Farmer Adams and his band of merry men. Welshman23
  • Score: 0

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