European Elections 2014 ukip

Our live European Election results coverage that has seen UKIP top the local election results.

Polling stations were open in Wrexham, and the rest of the UK, on Thursday to elect four candidates for the European Parliament for Wales and 73 overall for the UK.

There has been a delay in announcing the results as not all of Europe votes at the same time, some voted the same day as us, others voted Friday, yesterday and even today.

Our latest updates are below…

11:55pm That wraps up our live coverage of the election result, with the debate no doubt going to continue on our Facebook page, Twitter and our forums…. to recap the local Wrexham vote, the totals per party were:

  1. UKIP 9569
  2. Labour 8058
  3. Conservative 5451
  4. Plaid Cymru 3210
  5. Liberal Democrats 1129
  6. Green Party 1111
  7. BNP 394
  8. Britain First 293
  9. Socialist Labour 179
  10. NO2EU 96
  11. Socialist Party of GB 63

11:43pm So a breakdown of the Welsh vote, Labour 28.7%, UKIP 28.1%, Conservatives 17.8% and Plaid Cymru 15.6%.

11:41pm BBC are now playing the recorded declaration video as though its live.

11:39pm This means that the Members of the European Parliament for Wales are Labour’s Derek Vaughan, UKIP’s Nathan Gill, Conservatives’ Kay Swinburne and Jill Evans for Plaid Cymru.

11:38pm We assume the telly will show a recorded video. The results for Wales are: Labour 1st with 206,332 votes. UKIP 2nd with 201,983. Conservatives 3rd with 127,742. Plaid Cymru 4th with 111,864. 5th is Green Party with 33,275 and 6th are Liberal Democrats with 28,930 votes.

11:33pm *Wales Euro Election declaration klaxon* Turn on BBC 1 or Sky News or view video online etc to see what you already know.

11:31pm We were going to do a quick summary of local media coverage to the results, but we cant find any.

11:26pm For those interested turn on Sky News or BBC One to see the overall Wales declaration in around 5 minutes time.

11:25pm Revisiting the Wrexham.com ‘straw poll’, it correctly predicted the local winner, and second place – but had the Conservatives and Plaid Cymru the wrong way around. The poll also had a larger gap than reality in between UKIP and Labour.

11:20pm It appears UKIP were 0.2% of the overall vote away from taking the overall lead in Wales.

11:17pm As soon as we say that they update – the numbers below are confirmed for Wrexham.

11:16pm Pembrokeshire County Council who are running tonights vote in Wales has now published and typed up every other result apart from ours. We assume they are doing it alphabetically. Anyone want to start a campaign to call us AAAAAWrexham? Silent A’s of course.

11:09pm The vote totals have been confirmed in Pembrokeshire itself, and by Wrexham Council however still do not appear online anywhere else formally despite Pembrokeshire County Council promising they would be online first.

11pm Wrexham Council have just tweeted confirming Wrexham’s result as well.

10:58pm Overall the four seats for Wales will be filled by one MEP for Labour, UKIP, Conservatives, Plaid Cymru.

10:55pm The released Wrexham results we have just transcribed are:

  1. UKIP 9569
  2. Labour 8058
  3. Conservative 5451
  4. Plaid Cymru 3210
  5. Liberal Democrats 1129
  6. Green Party 1111
  7. BNP 394
  8. Britain First 293
  9. Socialist Labour 179
  10. NO2EU 96
  11. Socialist Party of GB 63

10:51pm Wrexham results are confirmed and officially UKIP top the polls here.

10:48pm Only four more declarations , including formally for Wrexham, due for Wales so overall result could be sooner.

10:43pm Cardiff results in Labour 1st, UKIP 2nd , Conservatives 3rd.

10:38pm Wales overall declaration is due at 11pm.

10:37pm Half way through Wales’ declaration with 11 of 22 authorities done so far, still awaiting formal verification of the figures for Wrexham.

10:32pm BBC saying Labour has 30% share of Welsh vote with UKIP 27% and Conservatives 3rd.

10:30pm Indication is Flintshire has been won by UKIP as well with Labour 2nd, Conservatives 3rd, Plaid Cymru 4th.

10:28pm The results are starting to be formally confirmed from Wales vote HQ in Pembrokeshire, so we expect Wrexham’s numbers will become officially official (!) soonish.

10:25pm UKIP has also won in Denbighshire, with 6563 votes in first place against the Conservatives in second with 5987 votes.

10:20pm There are no official updates from Pembrokeshire.gov.uk or their various outlets , where they are due to be made public online, however the numbers below are being cited via multiple sources.

10:15pm There is not a formal declaration yet – but those appear to be the numbers! UKIP topping the town’s poll, in 2009 they were 4th.

10:13pm BBC and Independent reporters stating results for Wrexham:

  1. UKIP 9569
  2. Labour 8058
  3. Conservative 5451
  4. Plaid Cymru 3210
  5. Liberal Democrats 1129
  6. Green Party 1111

10:10pm In terms of Wales overall it appears Labour will top the poll looking at unconfirmed figures with UKIP second.

10:08pm We believe UKIP have topped the Wrexham poll with 32% of the vote.

10:06pm A lull after a flurry of information from 10pm , it appears the general national feel is UKIP will be topping polls.

10pm Polls now totally closed across Europe. We expect first formal results in perhaps as soon as 30 minutes.

21:58pm Our sources say that the count has been completed for Wrexham.

21:56pm BBC Wales now saying “Lib Dem sources indicate that UKIP have taken Wrexham with Labour second”

9:55pm ITV Wales’ Political Editor Adrian Masters says “I’m told UKIP has come first in Wrexham followed by (in order) Labour, Conservatives, Plaid, Lib Dems and Greens.”

9:50pm In ten minutes all polls around Europe will have closed, so its ‘game on’ in terms of results and releasing of exit polls. There will likely be alot of data and guesswork flying about, however some preliminary results will come out – plus in some areas there will of course be challenges and recounts!

9:37pm Due to the wonderful way Europe works, the UK has laws on reporting on exit polls before all polls have closed. Therefore the BBC, Sky and the like cannot give their data until 10pm. However, if you were to look to mainland europe, say to German media, you would see a full breakdown and probably fairly accurate exit poll for results in the UK. Wunderbar!

9:30pm Further to the UK’s turnout, the European Parliment have released this graphic showing turnouts around Europe for context:
euro turnout UKIP TOP WREXHAM POLL   Euro Election Results 2014

9:13pm The UK’s overall turnout prediction is 36%

9pm – Euro wide turnout is declared as 43%, which is the same as 2009.

8pm – All polls are now closed, aside from Italy.

6pm – Counting is underway right now – and it is expected that results will start to emerge around 10pm this evening as voting stops around Europe, with Wales possibly being declared around midnight.

Previous Wrexham.com Euro Election Coverage

So far we have covered:

  • A full election day live blog, with pictures and details submitted by Wrexham.com readers, social networks and our own visits to various polling stations throughout the day – you can read it here.
  • We conducted a straw poll on Wednesday evening prior to polling, and released the below information after polls closed. This is an unscientific opinion poll based off 350 people’s views – these are NOT THE RESULTS THEY ARE COMING LATER THIS EVENING!
    straw poll UKIP TOP WREXHAM POLL   Euro Election Results 2014
  • Another dataset was released on Friday, showing that the turnout in Wrexham was 29.5%, we produced the following visualisation of that figure and registered voters which provoked quite abit of debate:
    register to vote pie 500x486 UKIP TOP WREXHAM POLL   Euro Election Results 2014
    turnout pie 500x486 UKIP TOP WREXHAM POLL   Euro Election Results 2014

As above, the formal election results will be later this evening, so please check back then where we will cover them live as they come in!