Newly elected MEPs from the Anglia region have spent the day being sworn in at the first sitting of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg.
In May's Euro election, UKIP won in the East of England with more than a third of the vote and returning three MEPs.
The Tories also got three seats and Labour got one with the Liberal Democrats losing their only seat.
The East Midlands, which includes Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, returned two UKIP MEPs, two Conservatives and one from Labour.
Click below for a report from ITV News Political Correspondent Phil Hornby