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European elections 2014: Farage’s “dream has become a reality” as Wales moves towards UKIP

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

By Ruth Dawson / ruth.dawson@swwmedia.co.uk / @Ruth_Dawson

UKIP has made serious gains across the country.

UKIP has made serious gains across the country.

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Leader Nigel Farage has said that UKIP is now the “third force” in British politics after making serious gains in the European elections.

"The people's army of UKIP have spoken tonight and have delivered just about the most extraordinary result in British politics for 100 years,” Farage said during a victory speech at the South East of England vote count.

He criticised Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats for their indecision over an EU referendum, claiming that now “the penny's really dropped that as members of this union we cannot run our own country and crucially, we cannot control our own borders.”

Although Labour topped the polls in Wales with 206,332 votes, UKIP was close behind with 201,983. In the end, UKIP won only six out of the 21 Welsh constituencies - Conwy, Denbighshire, Vale of Glamorgan, Powys, Flintshire and Wrexham. The four MEPs who will now represent Wales are: Derek Vaughan, Labour Party; Nathan Lee Gill, UK Independence Party; Kay Swinburne, Conservative Party and Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru.

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Find out the full result for your constituency in Wales here.

The overall results for Wales

Labour: 206,332 (28.15%)

UK Independence Party: 201,983 (27.55%)

Conservative: 127,742 (17.43%)

Plaid Cymru: 111,864 (15.26%)

Green: 33,275 (4.54%)

Liberal Democrat: 28,930 (3.95%)

British National Party: 7,655 (1.04%)

Britain First: 6,633 (0.9%)

Socialist Labour Party: 4,459 (0.61%)

NO2EU: 2,803 (0.38%)

Socialist Party of Great Britain: 1,384(0.19%)

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7 comments

  • Jiffy  |  May 27 2014, 11:38PM

    Get over yourself Willy Whiner. The tories have been in power for over 4 years - Blair left the government 7 years ago. Time to change your tune - it's gone flat.

  • williamwaun  |  May 27 2014, 8:31PM

    201,000 people voted for UKIP so the politicians are doing something wrong somewhere. The problem is Tony Blair lied to millions and killed hundreds of people. The Cons and LIEbours are similar and the people want a change. The Labour supporters are all against UKIP but remember you voted a killer into government who is now a millionaire with a great pension, sitting back in his armchair sipping champagne. Keep voting Liebours people, Ha Ha

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  • Jiffy  |  May 27 2014, 7:17AM

    A man who insists his name is pronounced in French, has a German wife, went to an expensive private school, worked as an international banker and claims he's anti EU - it all goes to prove that a huge number of British people are too thick to be allowed to vote.

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  • Gwyddno  |  May 26 2014, 10:41PM

    What you and others have done, William, is vote for a multi-millionaire ex-banker who has absolutely no interest in the NHS. As for the 'Great' in Great Britain, Enoch Powell explained that the name is derived from the French name 'Grande Bretagne' as opposed to Bretagne (Brittany). You know the French - They invaded in 1066 and England went for centuries of Kings who didn't speak English. You don't have any claim on Britain other than a birth certificate and jumping for joy over the election results is slightly like the people of Singapore dancing when the British left in 1942. You've been conned, William, in the much the same way as those in California were conned by ENRON.

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  • williamwaun  |  May 26 2014, 9:37PM

    Gwyddno, obvious your all for the Welsh Assembly to take thousands then the UK Government and then the EU take take millions of pounds from the country. There are elderly suffering from neglect in welsh hospitals and you want to spend millions to the EU. Something wrong Gwyddno, the Great has gone out of Great Britain and the people want it back.

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  • Gwyddno  |  May 26 2014, 9:04PM

    ww: They will do what previous kipper MEPs have done - Claim expenses (maybe get jailed for claiming fraudulently), hardly ever turn up except to insult others, vote against or abstain from measures advantageous to Britain. Just like the Tea Party Candidates in the USA won seats by saying that the deficit is like a personal bank account (it isn't) and just like the Tories were elected in 2010 after they said that the National Debt is like a personal credit card (it isn't), Kippers won seats in the European by saying that they want to withdraw Britain from the EU because it's bad (it isn't and MEPs do not make the decision to leave). Basically it's people, with no idea how the economy functions, voting for something that they think will make them better off for no effort on their part. Stupidity triumphs again.

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  • williamwaun  |  May 26 2014, 6:29PM

    Well done UKIP you campaigned hard for the people of the country. You deserve to be there, do you best to get us out of the EU. All the best for the future.

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