The verification process of ballot papers in the EU election is complete. Count has place with results due from 10pm.
The voter turnout for Thanet was 36.11% – based on an electorate of 98,626 and 35,618 ballot papers returned.
Owing to the failure of the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit deal, the UK has been granted an extension to the Article 50 process for leaving the EU until October 31. This means that because no agreement has yet been reached, European elections have been held for UK representatives.
In the South East there are 10 seats. These were held by 4 Ukip, 3 Conservatives, 1 Labour, 1 Lib Dem, 1 Green, following the 2014 EU election.
The 2019 results are in for Thanet with an overwhelming poll in favour of The Brexit Party (49%), headed by Nigel Farage, Liberal Democrats polling second and Green Party third.
|Change UK – The Independent Group||1,111|
|Conservative and Unionist Party||2,902|
|The Brexit Party||17,430|
|The Socialist Party of Great Britain||49|
|UK European Union Party (UKEUP)||84|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||1,356|
|Independent – McMahon, Jason Guy Spencer||46|
|Independent – Round, David Victor||28|
|Independent – Turberville, Michael Jeffrey||14|
Across the south east The Brexit Party took 36.1% of the vote, giving them 4 seats. Lib Dems gained three seats with 25.8% of the vote, while Greens, Conservative and Labour each took one seat.
The MEPs elected from the South East are: Nigel Farage, Alexandra Lesley Phillips, Robert Rowland and Belinda De Camborne Lucy for the Brexit Party;
Catherine Bearder, Anthony Hook and Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrats;
Alexandra Phillips, Green;
Daniel Hannan, Conservative;
John Howarth, Labour.
Nationally 11 of the 12 regions have now been declared with The Brexit party on 31.6% of the vote – totalling 29 seats – Lib Dems on 20.3% and 16 seats, Labour on 14.1% and ten seats, Greens with 7 seats, Conservatives 4, SNP 3 and Plaid one seat.
Northern Ireland is yet to be declared.