Ukip earthquake rocks South East as party wins EU vote

Ukip earthquake rocks South East as party wins EU vote

Ukip earthquake rocks South East as party wins EU vote

First published in News by , local government reporter

The UK Independence Party rocked Britain's establishment last night as the anti-EU party stormed into first place in the 2014 European elections in the South East.

With voting taking place across Europe for the past four days the world's media gathered at Southampton's Civic Centre to find out if Ukip's prediction that it would cause a "political earthquake" would actually come true.

Having already claimed second place in 2009 with 18.8% of the South East vote on the back of the financial crash and expenses scandal, this was a make or break election for Nigel Farage and Ukip in the region.

Even before the official result the signs looked good for the anti-establishment party with piles of ballot papers showing Ukip was pushing the main parties close.

And the final results drew cheers from Ukip contingent, which will now send three more MEPs to Brussels with Nigel Farage - making the biggest EU parliamentary party in the South East.

Following the announcement Nigel Farage said it was the most significant election result for 100 years.

The Conservatives managed to maintain second place despite losing one of their MEPs.

For Labour, who were hoping to build on some promising results in the local elections that saw them take back Crawley Borough Council and build on their majority in Hastings, these results will likely come as a slight disappointment although they will likely be buoyed by finishing first in key areas like Brighton and Hove ahead of 2015.

The Green Party were also buoyed by their showing.

After saying they had ended their South East campaign with cautious optimism the party held on to its current EU member Keith Taylor while also posting strong results in Brighton and Hove, where they came a close second.

Who are the South Easts MEPs?

Ukip Nigel Farage Janice Atkinson Diane James Ray Finch Conservative Party Dan Hannan Nirj Deva Richard Ashworth Labour Anneliese Dodds Green Party Keith Taylor Liberal Democrats Catherine Bearder

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10:41am Mon 26 May 14

hubby says...

UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP.
We live in dangerous and worrying times.
UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP. We live in dangerous and worrying times. hubby
  • Score: -24

11:02am Mon 26 May 14

clubrob6 says...

hubby wrote:
UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP.
We live in dangerous and worrying times.
WRONG you cant compare UKIP with the BNP,the BNP are very extreme.I suppose you are one of the people that think even the word IMMIGRANT is RACIST.The fact is all people want is controlled immigration so we know who is here and be able to deport any illegal or law breaking immigrants.We also want a say on the EU as these two issues IMMIGRATION and the EU effect all other policies and especially our public services.This was a protest vote some of UKIP's policies are not good but this vote has shown the three main parties run by Career Millionaire Politicians that's its not actually there job to tell us what we can vote on.I also think there needs to be urgent action to see why the government funded UAF caused abuse at UKIP events in effect trying to remove free speech by force.UKIP has now at least got the parties talking about a vote on the EU and immigration.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP. We live in dangerous and worrying times.[/p][/quote]WRONG you cant compare UKIP with the BNP,the BNP are very extreme.I suppose you are one of the people that think even the word IMMIGRANT is RACIST.The fact is all people want is controlled immigration so we know who is here and be able to deport any illegal or law breaking immigrants.We also want a say on the EU as these two issues IMMIGRATION and the EU effect all other policies and especially our public services.This was a protest vote some of UKIP's policies are not good but this vote has shown the three main parties run by Career Millionaire Politicians that's its not actually there job to tell us what we can vote on.I also think there needs to be urgent action to see why the government funded UAF caused abuse at UKIP events in effect trying to remove free speech by force.UKIP has now at least got the parties talking about a vote on the EU and immigration. clubrob6
  • Score: 17

11:57am Mon 26 May 14

billy goat-gruff says...

The financial mess was caused by the bankers, not by poor people or immigrants. And guess what? Farage is a public school educated ex-banker! Despite blanket covereage of ukip on the BBC and hardly a mention of the Greens, our Green MEP was re elected and knocked the libdems into fifth place overall. The good people of Brighton had the sense to vote in order: Labour, Green, Tory, ukip and libdem.
The financial mess was caused by the bankers, not by poor people or immigrants. And guess what? Farage is a public school educated ex-banker! Despite blanket covereage of ukip on the BBC and hardly a mention of the Greens, our Green MEP was re elected and knocked the libdems into fifth place overall. The good people of Brighton had the sense to vote in order: Labour, Green, Tory, ukip and libdem. billy goat-gruff
  • Score: -10

12:46pm Mon 26 May 14

Elgabalus says...

It looks like it is too late for Brighton now, too many lefties and. Greens and we are doomed to useless MP's and administrations... It is the same in places like tower Hamlets but for another reason...the time to have stood up to this was 5 years ago... But there is still hope for the South East at large...come the General Election, let's sweep this bunch of. Tories and Libs out...UKIP is the earthquake this country needed....I hear Cameron say "after the next election" one more time I will scream... go NIGEL!
It looks like it is too late for Brighton now, too many lefties and. Greens and we are doomed to useless MP's and administrations... It is the same in places like tower Hamlets but for another reason...the time to have stood up to this was 5 years ago... But there is still hope for the South East at large...come the General Election, let's sweep this bunch of. Tories and Libs out...UKIP is the earthquake this country needed....I hear Cameron say "after the next election" one more time I will scream... go NIGEL! Elgabalus
  • Score: 11

1:10pm Mon 26 May 14

angrymonkey says...

about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day.
about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day. angrymonkey
  • Score: 12

1:16pm Mon 26 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

hubby wrote:
UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP.
We live in dangerous and worrying times.
Yet being controlled by an unelected foreign power doesn't worry you in the slightest.

Not being able to control who comes and remains even after being convicted of crimes doesn't worry you at all.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP. We live in dangerous and worrying times.[/p][/quote]Yet being controlled by an unelected foreign power doesn't worry you in the slightest. Not being able to control who comes and remains even after being convicted of crimes doesn't worry you at all. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 15

2:30pm Mon 26 May 14

wippasnapper says...

hubby wrote:
UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP.
We live in dangerous and worrying times.
We have been live in danger under Unscrupulous polytypical party’s that have for many years dun nothing but lie and mislead use so you’re worrying should be at an end now Ukip has taken a hold -.

Tell me haw many debates must we have before any of the main polytypical party’s give use the referendum we’ve been asking for its all very well them saying IF YOU RE-Elect use haaaa yes just another stab in the back more lies more bull s**t just to get more votes, you may well work for a toffee nosed **** who doesn’t care that your being mad redundant because he’s getting cheap labor from the EU but you would not want that toffee nosed **** running the country would you or maybe you’re the toffee nosed **** who would rather have a EU workforce than a British, Cameron doesn’t care how hard up we are or if we get made redundant duo to ever more EU immigrants coming in to take what little jobs we have he’s got nothing to worry about he’s got tax payers money to support his growing family, Miliband dos note care ever as long as he gets the job at the top so it time to hit them where it hurts and stop all these EU immigrants coming in clamming our benefits taking our homes and preventing use from working.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: UKIP are a cross between the Monster Raving Loonies and the BNP. We live in dangerous and worrying times.[/p][/quote]We have been live in danger under Unscrupulous polytypical party’s that have for many years dun nothing but lie and mislead use so you’re worrying should be at an end now Ukip has taken a hold -. Tell me haw many debates must we have before any of the main polytypical party’s give use the referendum we’ve been asking for its all very well them saying IF YOU RE-Elect use haaaa yes just another stab in the back more lies more bull s**t just to get more votes, you may well work for a toffee nosed **** who doesn’t care that your being mad redundant because he’s getting cheap labor from the EU but you would not want that toffee nosed **** running the country would you or maybe you’re the toffee nosed **** who would rather have a EU workforce than a British, Cameron doesn’t care how hard up we are or if we get made redundant duo to ever more EU immigrants coming in to take what little jobs we have he’s got nothing to worry about he’s got tax payers money to support his growing family, Miliband dos note care ever as long as he gets the job at the top so it time to hit them where it hurts and stop all these EU immigrants coming in clamming our benefits taking our homes and preventing use from working. wippasnapper
  • Score: 2

4:18pm Mon 26 May 14

Elgabalus says...

We were celebrating this at the rave! Thankful the. Greens are still in power in. Brighton, we are not going to have any probs at the future ones haha independent Green State lol love ya Kitty Kat....
We were celebrating this at the rave! Thankful the. Greens are still in power in. Brighton, we are not going to have any probs at the future ones haha independent Green State lol love ya Kitty Kat.... Elgabalus
  • Score: -11

6:22pm Mon 26 May 14

her professional says...

angrymonkey wrote:
about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day.
Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day.[/p][/quote]Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need. her professional
  • Score: -3

7:09pm Mon 26 May 14

Brighton Living says...

Finally after many, many, many years a leader who predicted something and it happened..........th
at must be a first, nice one Nigel.
Finally after many, many, many years a leader who predicted something and it happened..........th at must be a first, nice one Nigel. Brighton Living
  • Score: 3

7:23pm Mon 26 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need."

Stupid Comment Of The Day ^^^^^^^^^

UKIP isn't demanding repatriations.
"Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need." Stupid Comment Of The Day ^^^^^^^^^ UKIP isn't demanding repatriations. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 3

7:56pm Mon 26 May 14

angrymonkey says...

her professional wrote:
angrymonkey wrote:
about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day.
Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need.
Yes i do find hard things like spelling at times but worked dam hard to get a very good skilled job and pay my taxes and would like that money to be spent on the uk and its people not it going oversea or people coming here for a easy life . Maybe you sould go and work for the main partys as like them the
only thing you can think to say if to put someone down and not come up with anything intresting or usefull.
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: about time the we started to fight for the uk and not being here to pay for Europe and giving poor country's a home to take all are school places drive down pay stop young people getting jobs . all the other parts can say on tv is how should of put down Nigel Farage or dig dirt up on him it shows how sad they are and scared of losing there easy life, People vote for ukip as are fed up with all the other parties doing sod all to fight for the uk cutting back everything but sending money overseas millions a day.[/p][/quote]Perhaps once UKIP have sent all the immigrants home, they could fill some of the resulting empty schools with their supporters, starting with angry monkey, and attempt to give them the education they so obviously need.[/p][/quote]Yes i do find hard things like spelling at times but worked dam hard to get a very good skilled job and pay my taxes and would like that money to be spent on the uk and its people not it going oversea or people coming here for a easy life . Maybe you sould go and work for the main partys as like them the only thing you can think to say if to put someone down and not come up with anything intresting or usefull. angrymonkey
  • Score: 1

3:04am Tue 27 May 14

Zeta Function says...

UKIP won't win where there's high numbers of younger voters. Places like Brighton and London.

We do need to vote for younger politicians, not just grumpy middle aged men and their mothers.
UKIP won't win where there's high numbers of younger voters. Places like Brighton and London. We do need to vote for younger politicians, not just grumpy middle aged men and their mothers. Zeta Function
  • Score: -2

11:40am Tue 27 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Zeta Function wrote:
UKIP won't win where there's high numbers of younger voters. Places like Brighton and London.

We do need to vote for younger politicians, not just grumpy middle aged men and their mothers.
So the policies are irrelevant?

Let's just have the candidates post copies of their birth certificates, and have done with all that 'policy' stuff.

Jeez.......
[quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: UKIP won't win where there's high numbers of younger voters. Places like Brighton and London. We do need to vote for younger politicians, not just grumpy middle aged men and their mothers.[/p][/quote]So the policies are irrelevant? Let's just have the candidates post copies of their birth certificates, and have done with all that 'policy' stuff. Jeez....... ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 1

10:39am Mon 23 Jun 14

miss huney hips says...

that horrible disgusting man posting on the newshopper mr "gypo joe" has posted shocking comments about a young boy who died in a rave in croydon, poor kid is mixed race, and this person "gypo joe" using a racist name to post under is now mocking the death of this teenager ! awful sick person this "gypo joe" who calls for ukip and bnp to be banned!
that horrible disgusting man posting on the newshopper mr "gypo joe" has posted shocking comments about a young boy who died in a rave in croydon, poor kid is mixed race, and this person "gypo joe" using a racist name to post under is now mocking the death of this teenager ! awful sick person this "gypo joe" who calls for ukip and bnp to be banned! miss huney hips
  • Score: 0

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