Full breakdown of how the East Midlands voted

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UKIP finished in first place in the East Midlands region for the 2014 European election matching its wider success by beating all other political parties to take the top spot in the national polls.

The party enjoyed regional success, which includes the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland after voting on Thursday May 22.

The party won 32.9 per cent of the vote, ahead of the Conservatives, who finished second on 26 per cent. Both parties will send two MEPs to Brussels.

Labour came third with 24.9 per cent, meaning the party has had one MEP elected.

The Green Party finished fourth, pushing the Liberal Democrats into fifth.

The Conservatives were offering an in-out Euro referendum, the Lib Dems said they felt the EU will create jobs, Labour believes the EU will support business, The Greens hoped to address climate change, UKIP and the English Democrats both outlined how they want to secure Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Those representing the East Midlands in Brussels will be UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, from Lutterworth in Leicestershire, who is joined by party colleague Margot Parker, from near Corby in Northamptonshire.

Conservative Emma McClarkin, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, was re-elected, and will sit alongside new Tory MEP Andrew Lewer, from Matlock in Derbyshire.

Labour’s Glenis Willmott, from Lockington near Derby, also retained her seat.