An ongoing ballot count in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets is holding up the capital's European election announcement.
The council there says it had a turnout of over 50% which has further delayed a count also held up by a tight mayoral battle on Thursday night.
Today EU leaders voted to back Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the very powerful EU commission, which looks like business as usual.
In Essex the potential damage Ukip could do to Miliband's Downing Street elections is clear. He is there listening to voter's concerns.
The EU parliament is about to welcome the most Eurosceptic and right-wing intake in its history.