Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014 on 2:01 am

UKIP take the most Yorkshire seats in European election

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The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has secured three seats in Yorkshire and the Humber at the European elections.

The party won half of the six available seats for the region, making it the first time one party has taken three seats in Yorkshire since 1999.

MEPs elected in Yorkshire and the Humber are Jane Collins, Amjad Bashir and Mike Hookem for UKIP, Linda McAvan and Richard Corbett for Labour, and Timothy Kirkhope for Conservative.

Voters in Yorkshire and the Humber are represented by six MEPs in the European Parliament, and all votes cast in the region were added up with parties receiving seats depending on their share of the vote.

Voting took place on 22 May but the counting took place yesterday.

Breakdown of the Yorkshire and the Humber votes:

UKIP: 403,630
Labour: 380,189
Conservative: 248,945
Green: 102,282
Liberal Democrats: 81,108
An Independence From Europe: 24,297
British National Party: 20,138
Yorkshire First: 19,017
English Democrats: 13,288
NO2EU: 3,807

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