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UKIP top the poll in with Roger Helmer and Margot Parker re-elected.
The Conservatives came second, narrowly beating Labour. Emma McClarkin is re-elected, and she is joined by Andrew Lewer.
The final MEP is Labour's Glenis Willmott.
The Liberal Democrat's Bill Newton-Dunn loses his seat.
- LAB - 93,740
- UKIP - 52,063
- CON - 39,329
- LD - 19,853
The early results from across the region seem to indicate that Labour is winning in many of the big cities, but coming a poor third other areas.
UKIP is polling well in all areas.