Claire Moody, who has reclaimed a European seat for the Labour Party has said it's because people are beginning to listen to Labour again.
The party doubled the vote it received at the last European Election. The new MEP also said that Labour are answering the questions that UKIP are raising.
James Cracknell has missed the chance to become an MEP for the South West.
The former Olympic rower was the Conservatives third candidate in the region. The party won two seats in the South West, with UKIP holding two, and Labour and the Green Party both picking up a seat.
Green Party candidate Molly Scott Cato says she isn't surprised by their success in the European elections.
The lead candidate from Stroud has been a member of the Greens for 23 years.
The party picked up its first ever European seat in the South West this weekend. They came in fourth place ahead of the Lib Dems nationally.
Sir Graham Watson has blamed the difficult period after the recession for the Lib Dem's poor showing at the European Elections.
He lost his seat, with UKIP holding two seats, and the Green Party gaining their first ever in the South West. It's the end of a 20 year spell as an MEP for the 58 year old.
The Liberal Democrats now have no seats in the South West at the European Parliament.
It's polling day across the south west - with Euro elections taking place - and, in many areas, local elections.
In Cornwall voters are making a little bit of history by taking part in the first UK trial of recyclable cardboard polling booths.
Seven hundred will be in use across the county. Polling stations are open until ten o'clock tonight.
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BT have announced plans to recuit up to two hundred engineers across the south west. It's all part of the companies roll out of high speed broadband across the region and says it's hoping many of the roles could be filled by women and former service personnel
People in the South west are among the most likely in England to consider becoming a foster parent. That's according to a new poll by The Fostering Network. The charity says 26 percent of adults would contemplate becoming carers - two percent more than the UK average.
The survey also found that 75 per cent of residents in the South West's residents felt positive about foster carers and their role.
The rates of people diagnosed with skin cancer are now five times higher than 40 years ago, according to Cancer Research UK.
More than 13,000 people now develop the disease every year compared with around 1,800 in 1975.
They say the rise is partly down to an explosion in package holidays to Europe and the increasing popularity of the “must-have” tan often achieved only after damaging sunburn. The boom in sunbed use has also helped to fuel the increase in skin cancer.
New figures have revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of scarlet fever in the South West.
According to Public Health England, there were 239 cases in 2013 to 2014 compared to 96 in 2012 to 2013.
Since last year there's been an increase of 23.5% in the number of scarlet fever cases in the South West.
The agency says it's investigating the reasons behind the increase.