North East England is the first region to declare its European Election results. Labour came first with 221,988 votes and two seats, with UKIP in second with 177,660 votes and one seat. All other parties failed to win any representation in this three-seat region.
This represents a stark change from 2009, when Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats won one seat each in the region.
The result means that the former Conservative Party leader in the European Parliament, Martin Callanan, loses his seat.
This is also UKIP’s first gain of the night.