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Election round-up: the North East and Yorkshire

Celebrations have continued today for UKIP, after the party claimed its first North East success in the European elections.

The party secured one of the three regional seats in the European Parliament.

Labour took the other two, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats losing out altogether.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, UKIP increased its tally of seats from one to three, while the long-standing MEP Edward McMillan-Scott lost his seat.

A warning: there are flashing images from the start of this roundup from Helen Ford.


Labour hails North East success at Euro polls

Labour will be sending two North East MEPs to Brussels after Sunday's election result; a rise on their previous one.

Jude Kirton-Darling believes her party's European success is partly a result of Coalition policies, which she says are unfairly hitting the region.

She also said the rise of UKIP in the North East should not be overstated.


UKIP celebrate first North East MEP

The UK Independence Party has made the breakthrough it was looking for: taking its first North East seat in the European Parliament.

The three North East seats had previously been split between Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Following Sunday night's count, the region will now be returning two Labour and one UKIP member, Jonathan Arnott, who spoke to us after the declaration:

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