THE UK Independence Party triumphed in the European Elections - nationally and in the West Midlands.
Ukip was leading the way this morning with 24 seats compared to Labour's 20 and the Tories on 19. The Liberal Democrats had secured just one seat.
Of the seven seats in the West Midlands Ukip won three with Jill Seymour, Jim Carver and Bill Etheridge. Labour doubled their representation to two seats which went to Neena Gill and Sion Simon. Also taking two seats, one down on the 2009 election, were the Conservatives. Their representatives are Philip Bradbourn and Anthea McIntyre.
Ukip polled 428,010 votes across the region, Labour came second with 363,033, and the Conservatives third on 330,470.
The Lib Dems came in with just 75,648, with sitting MEP Phil Bennion losing his seat.