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.
The Liberal Democrats
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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%)