One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.
Results of the European election in the South West are revealed. UKIP won the most votes, while the Green Party won a first South West seat
A successful day for UKIP, but Labour maintain their stronghold in Devon.
Conservative MEP Ashley Fox says it was disappointing to lose their third seat in the European Parliament.
The party lost out to Labour. However, Mr Fox said it was a good result for a party already in government.
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.
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.
Labour gained three more seats in Weymouth and Portland, with one UKIP councillor also being elected. The authority remains with no one party in overall control.
Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has this report from the Weymouth and Portland count.