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EU Elections 2019: How West Country local authorities voted including Bristol, Devon, Cornwall and Wiltshire

Ann Widdecombe stood for the Brexit Party - and won. Credit: PA

The results of the European elections 2019 are in for the South West - and it’s the Brexit Party, Lib Dems and Greens who enjoyed the most success.

Nigel Farage’s recently-launched Brexit Party won more votes across the region than any other party - securing three of the South West’s six available seats.

One of those seats was won by former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, who came out of political retirement to contest the election.

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Remain parties also fared well, with the Liberal Democrats gaining two seats and the Greens holding theirs.

Nigel Farage was also elected as an MEP. Credit: PA

Voter turnout up

Cornwall and Plymouth voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Brexit Party - but there were also big gains for the Greens in many areas.

Labour and the Conservative Party were both completely wiped out in the South West, failing to win any seats.

Voter turnout in the European Elections was up on 2014. Credit: PA

Voters went to the polls on Thursday and each chose one party to represent them under a system of proportional representation.

Only 40.5 per cent of people registered to vote actually voted in the South West area - though this is up from 37 per cent in 2014.

Plymouth recorded the lowest turnout at just 34.9 per cent.

Credit: ITV West Country

South West results IN FULL:

  • Brexit Party - 611,742
  • Lib Dems - 385,095
  • Green Party, 302,364
  • Conservatives 144,674
  • Labour - 108,100
  • UKIP - 53,739
  • Change UK - 46,612
  • English Democrats - 8,393

South West results broken down by local authority:

Bristol

Total votes: 140,719

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 3,258 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 6,623 votes
  • English Democrats – 484 votes
  • Green Party – 49,126 votes
  • Labour Party – 19,431 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 31,510 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 26,071 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 3,196 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 97 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 66 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 178 votes

Plymouth

Total votes: 66,391

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 1,915 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 5,674 votes
  • English Democrats – 413 votes
  • Green Party – 9,064 votes
  • Labour Party – 8,101 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 9,303 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 28,289 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 3,071 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 54 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 29 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 124 votes

Exeter

Total votes: 35,925

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 1,090 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 2,109 votes
  • English Democrats – 121 votes
  • Green Party – 9,742 votes
  • Labour Party – 4,395 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 7,236 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 10,042 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 954 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 26 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 13 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 51 votes

Cornwall

Total votes: 175,475

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 4,191 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 13,486 votes
  • English Democrats – 924 votes
  • Green Party – 31,544 votes
  • Labour Party – 10,782 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 34,845 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 71,681 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 6,209 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 148 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 81 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 529 votes

Wiltshire

Total votes: 159,543

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 5,073 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 17,875 votes
  • English Democrats – 944 votes
  • Green Party – 25,751 votes
  • Labour Party – 6,679 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 39,811 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 56,613 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 5,010 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 168 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 66 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 344 votes

Dorset

Total votes: 120,375

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 2,946 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 12,076 votes
  • English Democrats – 559 votes
  • Green Party – 17,843 votes
  • Labour Party – 4,728 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 26,789 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 50,163 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 4,253 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 97 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 63 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 177 votes

Gloucester

Total votes: 29,925

  • Change UK – The Independent Group – 791 votes
  • Conservative and Unionist Party - 2,994 votes
  • English Democrats – 222 votes
  • Green Party – 3,748 votes
  • Labour Party – 3,545 votes
  • Liberal Democrats – 5,769 votes
  • The Brexit Party – 11,463 votes
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 1,118 votes
  • Independent – Maxey, Larch Ian Albert Frank – 29 votes
  • Independent – Rahman, Nothiur – 19 votes
  • Independent – Seed, Neville – 34 votes